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

This Summer, CAN Executive Director, Raul Alvarez, 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. Please email Raul at if you are interested in participating.