Re-Imagine Chicago: Is It Over For American Cities?

Divided America Urban Vs Rural
In this June 29, 2016 photo, cranes dot the landscape in downtown Denver. Richard Florida, a prominent urban theorist, argues that living in a booming city, with its high cost of living, can be tougher than living in a slowly depopulating rural area. "People in urban and rural areas are living very different lives and experiencing the world very differently," Florida said. Brennan Linsley / AP Photo
Divided America Urban Vs Rural
In this June 29, 2016 photo, cranes dot the landscape in downtown Denver. Richard Florida, a prominent urban theorist, argues that living in a booming city, with its high cost of living, can be tougher than living in a slowly depopulating rural area. "People in urban and rural areas are living very different lives and experiencing the world very differently," Florida said. Brennan Linsley / AP Photo

Re-Imagine Chicago: Is It Over For American Cities?

The post-COVID world will leave many institutions and businesses in American urban centers permanently shuttered. Does this spell the end of the American city as we know it?

Famed urban thinker Richard Florida joins Reset to re-imagine what 21st century cities should become to help foster equitable and just societies.

GUEST: Richard Florida, professor, University of Toronto; author of numerous works, including The Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community And Everyday Life and also The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It.