Discovery Themes- Richard Florida

April 19, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mershon Auditorium
1871 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201

Richard Florida

The New Urban Crisis

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

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.


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