The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It

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Richard Florida, one of the world's leading urbanists and author of The Rise of the Creative Class, confronts the dark side of the back-to-the-city movement
In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. and yet all is not well. In The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement, demonstrates how the forces that drive urban growth also generate cities' vexing challenges, such as gentrification, segregation, and inequality. Meanwhile, many more cities still stagnate, and middle-class neighborhoods everywhere are disappearing. We must rebuild cities and suburbs by empowering them to address their challenges.
The New Urban Crisis is a bracingly original work of research and analysis that offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring prosperity for all.
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About the author

Richard Florida is university professor and director of cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, a distinguished visiting fellow at NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate, and the cofounder and editor-at-large of the Atlantic's CityLab.

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Publisher
Basic Books
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Published on
Apr 11, 2017
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780465097784
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Urban & Land Use Planning
Business & Economics / Development / Economic Development
Business & Economics / Economic Conditions
Business & Economics / Economic History
Business & Economics / Real Estate / General
Business & Economics / Urban & Regional
History / Modern / 20th Century
History / Modern / 21st Century
History / United States / 20th Century
History / United States / 21st Century
Political Science / American Government / Local
Political Science / American Government / National
Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy
Social Science / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
Social Science / Sociology / Urban
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