Renowned Experts on Urban Issues Richard Florida, Paul Romer, and Robert Sampson to Discuss “The Challenge of the City,” March 11


NEW YORK, March 5, 2014We are living in the century of the city. With more than half of the world’s population – over three billion people – now living in cities, urban areas face more challenges than ever before. Hosted by the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) and the NYU Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment, this panel will feature three leading experts on cities discussing the on-going shift in urban geography, the mystery behind falling crime rates, pressing urban challenges, the crisis in public education, and more.


- Richard Florida, NYU Global Research Professor, teaches and guest lectures at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, and Editor-at-Large at The Atlantic

- Paul Romer, University Professor at NYU, Director of the NYU Marron Institute, and Director of the NYU Stern Urbanization Project

- Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of Social Science at Harvard University and the Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative

         “The Challenge of the City,” hosted by the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
                   (NYU-SCPS) and the NYU Marron Institute

WHEN:         Tuesday, March 11, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street, Room 1-100, Commons Lounge 

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