Provost Lecture Series: "The New Urban Crisis"
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Date: April 19, 2017
Location: Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St.

Richard FloridaThe Provost’s Lecture Series will host Richard Florida, author of the best-selling The Rise of the Creative Class, whose talk is entitled “The New Urban Crisis.” Florida, a former Ohio State faculty member, is also the author of the upcoming book The New Urban Crisis, in which he argues that as the middle class continues to shrink 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—re-examines how it can best address the needs of Columbus.

A book signing will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase.


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