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.