Florida, Richard L.,

The new urban crisis : gentrification, housing bubbles, growing inequality, and what we can do about it / Richard Florida. - xxvi, 341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-332) and index.

The urban contradiction -- Winner-take-all urbanism -- City of elites -- Gentrification and its discontents -- The inequality of cities -- The bigger sort -- Patchwork metropolis -- Suburban crisis -- The crisis of global urbanization -- Urbanism for all.

"Our cities drive innovation and growth, but they also propel us into housing crises and give rise to ever-greater inequality, as the super-rich displace the well-off and the workers who run our essential services are ghettoised and pushed out to the suburbs. There is a new urban crisis, and it is undermining the foundations of our society. In this bracingly original work of research and analysis, leading urbanist Richard Florida demonstrates how our cities are evolving in the twenty-first century, for good and for ill. From the world's superstar metropolises to the urban slums of the developing world, he shows how the crisis touches all of us, and sets out how we can make our cities more inclusive, ensuring prosperity for all"--Provided by publisher.

9781786074010 (pbk.)


Urbanization--United States.
Urban policy--United States.
Equality--United States.
Sociology, Urban--United States.
Urban economics.

HT123 / .F585 2017

307.760973 FLO / 013296
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