Angelo Pichierri

American City, European City: Beyond the Convergence?

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Keywords: European City; Urban Governance; Inequality; Socio-Economic Segregation; City.

Richard Florida and Patrick Le Galès presented at the beginning of the century two models that were later at the center of the scientific and political debate: the city of the creative class, the European city. After fifteen years the two authors return to their former positions in order to correct them sensibly. Florida recognizes in the evolution of the creative city a dark side made of growing inequality and segregation; Le Galès identifies a growing differentiation of European cities, partially undermining the original model. Following completely independent paths, the two authors seem to agree on the increasing differentiation of cities, the growth of urban inequalities, the possibility of self-correction of the initial models.

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