"The New Urban Crisis bracingly confronts this tension between big-city elites and the urban underclass...Mr. Florida is right that there are really twin crises: inequality and segregation... The government should concentrate on helping poor people, not poor places. After all, the American economy will not benefit from stemming the flow of people from less productive places to more productive ones. The answer instead is, as Mr. Florida nicely puts it in his conclusion, a 'new and better urbanism.'"
"[Richard Florida] vividly expose[s] how gentrification, followed by rising housing costs, concentrated affluence and glaring inequality, has pushed the displaced into deteriorating suburbs far from mass transit, employment, services and decent schools.... [The New Urban Crisis is] nuanced and proposes solutions."
"Florida draws subtle, thoughtful inferences from his research, and he writes in slick, approachable prose...Throughout, the author remains an idealistic, perceptive observer of cities' transformations. A sobering account of inequality and spatial conflict rising against a cultural backdrop of urban change."
"Urban planners should consider the case being made for the need to address a new urban crisis. A thought-provoking work for those interested in all stages of urban planning and placemaking."
"I loved The New Urban Crisis. Richard Florida writes about the tensions and the divides that have emerged within and between cities, between the broader community-and I felt it throughout the book and loved it."
"A keen assessment of the state of global cities in 2017, and a vision for how they need to move forward."
"The New Urban Crisis provides a tidy, timely summary of the current urban problem, in all its enormity."
-Steven Johnson, author of How We Got To Now and Where Good Ideas Come From
-Richard M. Daley, former mayor of Chicago
-Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado
-Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City
-Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles
-Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland
-Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University and author of Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect
-Jodie W. McLean, Chief Executive Officer, EDENS
-Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies, London School of Economics