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Shift Disturbers: Richard Florida presents The New Urban Crisis

4:00-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:15pm book talk and Q&A; 6:15-6:30pm book sale

SERIES SPONSOR: Martin Prosperity Institute @ Rotman

Event Details

Speaker Series

Date: Monday May 08, 2017 | 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Speaker(s): Richard Florida, Director of Cities - Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management and Director, Cities and University Professor, University of Toronto; Global Research Professor, New York University; Founder, Creative Class Group; Senior Editor, The Atlantic Magazine; Author
Topic: "The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It" (Basic Books, Apr. 11, 2017)
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $36.50 plus HST per person (includes1 signed hardcover copy of "The New Urban Crisis" and 1 seat for the talk)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: 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 ground-breaking book 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.

HOST:  Meric Gertler, President, Goldring Chair in Canadian Studies and Professor of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto; Board Member, MaRS Discovery District and Waterfront Toronto

Questions: Megan Murphy | | 416-978-6122


416-978- 6119 or 416-978-6122

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