Provost's Discovery Themes Lecture: Richard Florida, PhD

January 30, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
Provost's Discovery Themes Lecture Program:

Richard Florida, PhD
The New Urban Crisis

How Our Cities Are Increasing
Inequality, Deepening Segregation,
and Failing the Middle Class
-and What We Can Do About It


Don't miss this free public lecture focusing on the message from Florida's new book, 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

Register to Attend

Watch Live [Please note: video requires current, valid Ohio State credentials (name.#).]

Richard Florida

Photo courtesy Creative Class Group

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.
Click here for a full biography of Richard Florida, author, The New Urban Crisis, University of Toronto

Please contact Janis Browning at if you have any questions/concerns.
Book signing immediately following the program.

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