Event-The New Urban Crisis

On April 26 2017, the NYUSPS Urban Lab presented “The New Urban Crisis,” an event featuring two panels that brought together prominent thought leaders in government, urban planning and the media. Below are videos of each segment separately as well as the event in its entirety.

Key Takeaways

  • Large, dense cities like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are the epicenter of the New Urban Crisis, leading the nation in terms of segregation and inequality.
  • Connecting the suburbs by transit is one of the only ways to rebuild their economies and improve both suburban and urban prosperity.
  • Urban development projects must account for local needs during the design stage—not after a project’s value has already been created.
  • Solving today’s urban crisis will require reversing decades of policy that disfavored the poor, middle, and working classes.
  • Blaming the creative class for the New Urban Crisis misses the larger issue at stake—that inequality is often a byproduct of urban success.

One-on-One With Richard Florida:  The New Urban Crisis

Renowned urbanist and Distinguished Fellow, NYUSPS Urban Lab, Richard Florida discusses his recently released book, “The New Urban Crisis,” with Errol Louis, host of NY1’s - Road to City Hall, and director of the Urban Reporting Program, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

The Challenges of the Super City: New York

Sam Chandan, PhD FRICS, Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development & Investment and associate dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, moderates a discussion focusing on the successes and failures of NYC as a super city, between Jonathan Bowles, executive director, Center for an Urban Future; Robert Hammond, cofounder and executive director, Friends of the High Line; and Juliette Michaelson, executive vice president, Regional Planning Association.