The Women of UDI are excited to introduce our winter Book Club event featuring "The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, And Failing The Middle Class — And What We Can Do About It" by Richard Florida.
Join us to have an open discussion on the book’s insights and how this relates to your daily life and work.
Featured Book: The New Urban Crisis
We are once again delighted to be hosted by Clark Wilson in their cozy lounge space, perfect for a riveting group discussion.
By popular vote at our previous event, The New Urban Crisis is a bracingly original work of research and analysis that offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.
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 groundbreaking 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.
You can find The New Urban Crisis in e-book or paper copy on Amazon or in audio book (CD) or paper copy at Indigo bookstores.
We look forward to seeing you there.