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CAN Summer Book Study: “The New Urban Crisis” by Richard Florida

This Summer, CAN staff will facilitate a book study on Richard Florida’s new book, The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class – And What We Can Do About It.   Florida, the author of the national bestseller, Rise of the Creative Class,  is a University Professor and the Director of Cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto. In the New Urban Crisis, Florida demonstrates that the same forces that power urban growth outlined in Rise of the Creative Class also contribute to gentrification, segregation and inequality. He suggests a new model of “urbanism” that encourages innovation/creativity while also generating good jobs and rising living standards for all.

Book study dates are Wednesdays (6/14, 6/28, 7/12 & 7/26) from Noon to 1 pm. at 700 Lavaca (Travis County Administrative Building) in Room 2.119. To access discussion guides for book study session click on the following links:

2017 Summer Book Study – Session 1

2017 Summer Book Study – Session 2

2017 Summer Book Study – Session 3

2017 Summer Book Study – Session 4

Please email Raul at if you are interested in participating. If you can’t make this time, please let us know and we will work to schedule an additional book study opportunity.