Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Mershon Auditorium, Wexner Center for the Arts
The Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program presents
"The New Urban Crisis"
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.
A booksigning will follow the lecture. For more information, please visit the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program webpage.
The event is co-sponsored by Center for Ethics and Human Values (CEHV), Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA), Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC).