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    • The New Urban Crisis

    • How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class - and What We Can Do About It
    • By: Richard Florida
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In recent years the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis. Florida demonstrates how the same forces that power the growth of the world's superstar cities also generate their vexing challenges: gentrification, unaffordability, segregation, and inequality.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Audiobook review: Maps, figures, charts, etc?

    • By on vacation on 06-18-17
    • How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class - and What We Can Do About It
    • By: Richard Florida
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 59 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Rise of The Creative Class

    • And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life
    • By: Richard Florida
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 108
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      4 out of 5 stars 83

    The national best seller that defines a new economic class and shows how it is key to the future of our cities. The Rise of the Creative Class gives us a provocative new way to think about why we live as we do today - and where we might be headed. Weaving storytelling with masses of new and updated research, Richard Florida traces the fundamental theme that runs through a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing role of creativity in our economy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought Provoking

    • By Roy on 08-23-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Are the Super-Rich Really Ruining the World’s Great Cities?

    • By: Richard Florida
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every time I have visited London over the past several years, I invariably hear the same story from my taxi driver. As we drive past Hyde Park on the way to or from the airport, he will say, “You see that building?” nodding towards a modern glass tower next to the Mandarin Oriental hotel. “Some of the apartments cost £50 million or more. And no one lives there—it’s always dark.”

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Urban Revival is Over

    • By: Richard Florida
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For all the concern about the gentrification, rising housing prices and the growing gap between the rich and poor in our leading cities, an even bigger threat lies on the horizon: The urban revival that swept across America over the past decade or two may be in danger. As it turns out, the much-ballyhooed new age of the city might be giving way to a great urban stall-out.

    "The Urban Revival is Over" is from the August 31, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard Florida and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Who’s Your City?

    • How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
    • By: Richard Florida
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    All places are not created equal. In this groundbreaking book, Richard Florida shows that where we live is increasingly a crucial factor in our lives, one that fundamentally affects our professional and personal prospects. As well as explaining why place matters now more than ever, Who's Your City? provides indispensable tools to help you choose the right place for you.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator Sounds Like Male Version of Siri

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-18
    • How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
    • By: Richard Florida
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 08-02-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Science of Growth

    • How Facebook Beat Friendster - and How Nine Other Startups Left the Rest in the Dust
    • By: Sean Ammirati, Richard Florida - foreword
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
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    The lean entrepreneurship movement has captivated Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs across the country. It provided an agile framework to develop the right product solution for a given target market and is now used by almost every fledgling company to do just that. The next challenge is growth - to achieve the financial returns and, more importantly, the impact they dreamed of when starting off on their adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book

    • By Josh on 04-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cities and the Creative Class

    • By: Richard Florida
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cities and the Creative Class gathers in one place for the first time the research leading up to Richard Florida's theory on how the growth of the creative economy shapes the development of cities and regions. In a new introduction, Florida updates this theory and responds to the critics of his 2002 best seller, The Rise of the Creative Class.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Renewal Can Work, Just Not the Way They Do It

    • By Kenneth on 12-11-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Great Reset

    • How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity
    • By: Richard Florida
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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    We tend to view prolonged economic downturns, such as the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Long Depression of the late 19th century, in terms of the crisis and pain they cause. But history teaches us that these great crises also represent opportunities to remake our economy and society and to generate whole new eras of economic growth and prosperity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A General Look at the Financial Crisis

    • By Roy on 07-10-10

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Flight of the Creative Class

    • By: Richard Florida
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most valued workers today are what the economist Richard Florida calls the Creative Class, skilled individuals ranging from money managers to makeup artists, software programmers to steadycam operators who are in constant demand around the world.

    Regular price: $24.95