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

The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It Author Richard Florida
ISBN-10 0465079741
ISBN-13 9780465079742
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
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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 Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis Florida one of the first scholars to anticipate this back to the city movement in his groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class demonstrates how the same forces that power the growth of the world s superstar cities also generate their vexing challenges gentrification unaffordability segregation and inequality Meanwhile many more cities still stagnate and middle class neighborhoods everywhere are disappearing Our winner take all cities are just one manifestation of a profound crisis in today s urbanized knowledge economy A bracingly original work of research and analysis The New Urban Crisis offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all

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