Richard Florida’s “Urban Crisis” is not Wrong: It Simply Lacks the Passion and Depth the Subject Demands

Fifteen years after The Rise of the Creative Class propelled him to a level of stardom among urbanists, Richard Florida’s latest book, The New Urban Crisis, has once again captured public attention.  Had the presidential election ended differently in 2016, Florida’s prescriptions for dealing with both inequality and economic revitalization might have served as a … Read more Richard Florida’s “Urban Crisis” is not Wrong: It Simply Lacks the Passion and Depth the Subject Demands

Trump Has Both Climate Change and Pittsburgh Wrong, but There’s Still a Challenge There

Even as newscasters were reporting Donald Trump’s determination to withdraw the US from compliance with the Paris climate accord with the pointed remark, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” a former Carnegie-Mellon professor, Richard Florida, was appearing on “The News Hour” explaining to Paul Solman the fundamentals of his new … Read more Trump Has Both Climate Change and Pittsburgh Wrong, but There’s Still a Challenge There