Urbanist Richard Florida asserts that back-to-the-city movement ushered in by the young, educated, and affluent has resulted in “winner-take-all-urbanism,” with a small group of winners and a much larger span of losers. In his new book, “The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It“, Florida discusses these profound challenges that threaten the economic future of cities and how they can be addressed.
Florida writes that cities remain the most powerful economic engines the world has ever seen and the only way forward is to devise a new model of urbanism that encourages innovation and wealth creation while generating good jobs, rising living standards, and a better way of life for everyone. On Tuesday, April 18, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted Florida to discuss his prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.
Learn more about Richard Florida here.
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