The New Urban Crisis

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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Baker & Taylor
The "Atlantic" senior editor explores how the modern creative economy is affecting gentrification, inequality, and segregation in the world's major cities.

Perseus Publishing

One of the world’s leading urbanists 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, 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.



Baker
& Taylor

The Atlantic senior editor presents a follow-up to The Rise of the Creative Class to explore how today's creative economy is affecting gentrification, inequality and segregation in the world's major cities. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780465079742
0465079741
Characteristics: xx, 310 pages ; 25 cm

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ser_library Sep 14, 2017

a book for the contemporary urban and suburban dweller with some suggestions I hope mayors and counsellers follow

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