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Podcast: Richard Florida on geographic inequality

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[embedded content]Alphachat is available on Acast, iTunes and Stitcher.Alphachat producer Aimee Keane sits in front of the mic this week for a chat with urban studies theorist Richard Florida about his latest book, The New Urban Crisis. They discuss the evolution of his views on the creative class, the rise of geographic inequality and its effects on suburbs and rural areas, issues specific to developing economies, and potential solutions.And here’s an excerpt from their chat:Aimee Keane And so the premise of your new book, The New Urban Crisis, is that yes, that return to the city, that meant boom time for the creative class in many ways, but it also came at the expense of the poor and the working class; a lot of those people were pushed out of the city centres; in some cases out to the

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