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DISCUSSION OF RICHARD FLORIDA’S THE NEW URBAN CRISIS TO BE HELD AT DOWNTOWN CENTRAL LIBRARY

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For Immediate Release:      October 6, 2017
 

Discussion of Richard Florida’s The New Urban Crisis to be Held at Downtown Central Library

The latest Chairman’s Book Club pick tackles problems in today’s cities

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library presents a new Chairman’s Book Club, hosted by Library Board Chairman Frank Housh, on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This program takes place at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo and is free and open to the public.

This session will focus on Richard Florida’s latest book The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class – and What We Can Do About It. The author of the groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida returns with a nuanced, thoughtful assessment of the tensions facing modern cities and a vision for stronger, more inclusive urban centers. Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley calls it “essential reading for urban leaders and all city-dwellers.”

The Chairman’s Book Club features a timely, thought-provoking title selected to encourage public dialogue, discussed by a panel of notable community members.

The panel on October 27 will feature local architect and urbanist Kisha Patterson, Aaron Bartley of PUSH Buffalo and Robert Silverman of the UB School of Architecture & Planning.

Copies of the book are available at any of the 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries. A “Book Club in a Bag” is also available, containing ten copies of the book and a reading guide.

For more information, visit the Library System website at www.BuffaloLib.org or call 858-8900.

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