In his new e book, The New City Disaster, writer Richard Florida reveals how cities can survive an unsure future


Richard Florida is most often related to the idea of the rising artistic class and his books have described how these high-paid data staff are slowly altering the face of our cities. In his first e book he foresaw the expansion of excessive tech hubs in locations like San Francisco and Pittsburgh and in his new e book, The New Urban Crisis, he describes the hazards we face when segregation and inequality will increase as cities change.

Florida equates the rise of cities to the expansion of common bands. By filling a specific area of interest – Pittsburgh in self-driving automobiles, Nashville in new music startups, for instance – small locations can start pulling within the artistic courses who go away much less revolutionary cities behind. What’s the answer for locations in between – Wheeling, for instance? Florida desires to see rail connections between outlying cities the place housing is reasonable and the “spike cities” the place land is dear. That is occurring in dribs and drabs but when a metropolis intends to be aggressive it has to occur a lot quicker.

I interviewed Florida about his new e book, what he expects out of cities within the subsequent decade, and the way the long run isn’t going to be terrible. You’ll be able to hearken to us by clicking under or just downloading an MP3.

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