Event Overview


EDENS, along with Urban Land Institute, Economic Innovation Group, and The Atlantic’s CityLab, invites you to the launch of best-selling author, Richard Florida’s new 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.”

Join Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Urbanist and Author Richard Florida, EDENS’ CEO Jodie W. McLean, The Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein, the Economic Innovation Group’s Steve Glickman, ULI Senior Fellow and former mayor of Pittsburgh, Tom Murphy, and more for discussions on building inclusive prosperity in our cities.

America’s urban revival has turned into a new urban crisis. Our great creative communities have become increasingly unequal and unaffordable. We need a new pathway and playbook going forward.

Inclusive prosperity is a framework to move beyond our current urban divides, where city and community leaders, urbanists, neighborhood activists and businesses work together to create opportunities for all.

Images of the event are available HERE.


9:30 – 10:00 am: Registration
10:00 – 10:10 am: Welcome
10:10 – 10:25 am: One-on-One with Richard Florida: The New Urban Crisis
10:25 – 11:15 am: Panel Discussions
11:15 – 11:30 am: Townhall: Q&A
11:30 am: Closing Remarks

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Steve Glickman

Co-founder and Executive Director

Economic Innovation Group

Muriel Bowser


Washington, DC

Richard Florida


The Atlantic, CityLab

Ronald Brownstein

Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships

Atlantic Media

Jodie W. McLean



Tom Murphy

Former Mayor

Pittsburgh, PA