Never before have our cities been as important as they are now. The drivers of innovation and growth, they are essential to the prosperity of nations. But they are also destructive, plunging us into housing crises and deepening inequality. How can we keep the good and break free of the bad?
In this bracingly original work of research and analysis, leading urbanist Richard Florida explores the roots of this new crisis and puts forward a plan to make this the century of the fairer, thriving metropolis.
Richard Florida is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and a global research professor at New York University. He is also the author of The Rise of the Creative Class, founder of the Creative Class Group and co-founder of The Atlantic's CityLab.