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The Cost of Segregation

Lost income. Lost lives. Lost potential.

The Metropolitan Planning Council, together with Urban Institute and a team of policy advisors, is leading a groundbreaking, two-year research and policy initiative. The first phase of the report reveals that segregation costs the Chicago region and all of its inhabitants billions of dollars each year. The next phase will focus on the work we can do—and policies we can adopt—to reduce Chicago's segregation and collectively create a metropolitan Chicago that works for everyone.

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MPC Roundtable

Richard Florida on The New Urban Crisis

June 9, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

"Richard Florida offers a brilliant assessment of the varied and evolving challenges facing our cities today. At a time when cities are more important than ever to our economic and political future, The New Urban Crisis is essential reading for urban leaders and all city-dwellers." —Richard M. Daley, former mayor of Chicago

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 Richard Florida’s newest book, The New Urban Crisis, the urbanist, senior editor for The Atlantic and author 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. 

Join MPC in welcoming Florida to Chicago for a lively conversation about how we create more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.

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