The Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program presents

Richard Florida

The New Urban Crisis

Watch the Lecture

Please note: video requires current, valid Ohio State credentials (name.#).

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase.
Mershon Auditorium
1871 N. High St. | Columbus, OH 43210

* Paid parking available at the Ohio Union South Garage


Collaborating organizations:
Center for Ethics and Human Values (CEHV)
Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)
Ohio State Office of Outreach and Engagement

Richard Florida

Photo courtesy Creative Class Group

Richard Florida is author of the best-selling The Rise of the Creative Class and a former Ohio State faculty member. In his upcoming book, The New Urban Crisis, Florida argues that as the middle class continues to shrink, our cities are becoming small areas of privilege surrounded by vast swaths of disadvantage. His talk comes as Ohio State—a founding member of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities—is re-examining how it can best address the needs of Columbus.

Florida earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Click here for a full biography of Richard Florida, author, The New Urban Crisis, University of Toronto

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