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With Trump in office, Canada will become more and more attractive to global talent.
We are undergoing several nested transformations at once that are causing incredible disruptions of the economic, social, and political order.
A group of prominent Toronto scholars analyzed Jacobs' ongoing impact a century after her birth. Hosted by the University of Toronto's Innis College, the panel featured U of T's Erica Allen Kim, Paul Hess, Michael Piper, Patricia O'Campo, and Richard Florida. Moderated by Urban Studies Chair Shauna Brail, the discussion looked at Jacobs' contributions—and their limitations in the 21st century context—from a multidisciplinary and intersectional range of of perspectives.
Richard Florida, the director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and a professor of global research at New York University, writes in “The Rise of Global Startup Cities,” that while venture capital has “gone global” by spreading to places like China and India, the dominant centers remain US cities that combine density, great universities, and an open-minded culture to attract the best talent.
Richard Florida named one of ten who put their mark on Tampa Bay's business economy.
Cities are the fundamental drivers of entrepreneurial innovation and economic growth. So why does Ottawa insist on ignoring them?
In this op-ed Richard Florida examines the significant economic division between conservative “red states” and liberal “blue states.”
America’s future can be even better than its past. But the key to getting there — to reigniting innovation, spurring long run prosperity and rebuilding our sagging middle class — lies in strengthening and empowering our system of cities, our greatest asset of all.
‘Job creators’ wring tax breaks from states at the expense of everyone else.
Since the worst of the recession, New York City has gained back the jobs it lost and then some, surpassing its all-time high of over 4 million private-sector jobs by more than 5%. This is a resurgence to be sure, but it is a disappointingly uneven one.In short, the road to opportunity remains closed for far too many New Yorkers.
The entrepreneurial economy: creative innovation as a by-product of an urban ecosystem.
In the following interview, Florida talks about the latest workplace and economic trends affecting business owners and employees, the impact of technology and automation, why we need a new social compact and gives his best career advice.
Buying a home today may not be the life-long investment it has been in the past.
“For a place to harness creativity, it must be open to the creativity of all. Not just techies or the creative class, but everyone,” argues Richard Florida. For the author of The Rise of the Creative Class, openness is a key factor in a city’s economic growth.
The academic and author explains how creative companies and the venture capital that drives them are increasingly flowing to cities, and what that means for economic and societal development.
America’s landscape has changed in fundamental ways, with powerful implications for its politics.
New York, Houston, Washington, D.C.—plus college towns and the energy belt—are all up, while much of the Sun Belt is (still) down. Mapping the winners and losers since the crash.
Twenty-five years ago, Pittsburgh hosted the Remaking Cities Conference, an international gathering of architects, visionaries and dignitaries, including England's Prince Charles, the honorary co-host and keynote speaker. This year, Oct. 15-–18, 2013, Carnegie Mellon University will host the Remaking Cities Congress, with 300 invited urbanists and thought leaders who will again focus on the post-industrial city in North America and Europe. In that context, they have asked 10 thought leaders to assess the Pittsburgh region's strengths and weaknesses and to consider what they would like to see in the Pittsburgh of the future. The package begins with a foreword from noted urbanist Richard Florida.
Richard Florida, journalist, founder of creative group, author and global leader in urbanism, has brought a breath of fresh air to the field of urban renovation, especially after the collapse of the global housing bubble. Florida has been a prominent figure in the economic sphere since 1990, when he wrote his first book exploring the technological boom of Silicon Valley. His theories are characterized by his ability to recognize something many intellectuals had ignored: cultural diversity stimulates the economy.
Today’s highly mobile knowledge workers–the key to economic growth in a global economy where the talent and skills of the workforce is a prime difference-maker–choose where to live more for the qualities communities offer than for specific job-related reasons.
You don’t have to be a Marxist to wonder if capitalism has run its course. Though the stock market is soaring the economic recovery is jobless, millions remain un- or underemployed, and the economies of the world are mired in slow growth. At the same time, the gap between the rich and the poor is wider that it’s been in more than a century.Before we can treat capitalism’s symptoms, we have to understand its disease. We are in the midst of the greatest, most thorough economic transformation in all of history.
Richard Florida speaking Friday, November 16th at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts.
Income and wealth inequality have risen to record levels in the United States. Even as cities have become the new social and economic organizing units of our increasingly spiky world, their inequalities are approaching levels found in Third World nations.
For the past year, Richard Florida and his Creative Class Group have partnered with UT Arlington to examine the region’s assets and challenges. The effort engaged representatives from the School of Architecture, the College of Education and Health Professions, and the School of Urban and Public Affairs, with input from major chambers of commerce, local elected officials, Vision North Texas, the North Texas Commission, and civic groups.
Richard Florida on how to help lower-income New Yorkers climb the city's increasingly slippery economic ladder. Behind New York's encouraging news is a troubling trend: Huge numbers of middle and especially lower incomepeople continue to struggle. To complete its transition, New York must develop strategies that enable many more of its workers to benefit from the ongoing transformation of its economy.
Interview with Richard Florida on how do cities develop resilient economic systems that don’t crash and leave them in the messes they have in the past? Is it possible to plan an urban economy that can easily adapt to constant change?
National Geographic Traveler interview with Richard Florida. Florida says society’s success is inextricably bound to the success of our great cities. And yet, the growing concentration ofwealth and human capital in urban areas is leading to greater inequality, with a person’s prosperity determinedincreasingly by location. Florida explores social and economic trends in his numerous books.
Outlining his plan to create a rival to Silicon Valley in the East End of London on November 4th, Mr Cameron paid tribute to Richard Florida, an American urban economist, for devising a blueprint for government’s role in the economy.
From California to Virginia, Richard Florida ranks the most innovative statesin the country to find out where good ideas are generating economic growth. California and Massachusetts rank 1st and 2nd on our new list of America’s most innovative states.
Richard Florida shares his views on what needs to happen if cities are to succeed.
Richard Florida has posted on a new study (PDF) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows where workers work the longest hours and make the most money.
Florida predicts the current Great Recession, like its predecessor international economic crises, "will accelerate the rise and fall of specific places within the U.S. -- and reverse the fortunes of other cities and regions". This may not bode well for the Capital Region.
Richard Florida, the author of the book “The Rise of the Creative Class,” has written an article in The Atlantic titled “How the Crash Will Reshape America” which makes several points that are particularly relevant to the Greater Rockford region.
WSJ asks Richard Florida and five other experts which 10 cities will emerge as the hottest, hippest destinations for highly mobile, educated workers in their 20s when the U.S. economy gets moving again.
Richard Florida ranks among those best twitter feeds for financial intelligence.
Richard Florida ranked 24 out of 100 best twitter feeds for business students, posting links to economic stories that impact everyone’s lives such as unemployment, personal bankruptcy, and spending.
For a daily stream of business tips, life lessons, personal finance help, tech tips, and more, check out these incredibly insightful Tweeters, among them Richard Florida
Richard Florida argues that the more "gay-friendly" a city is, the more economically prosperous it will be.
Cutting back on the excess of the boom years might not be so bad, some families discover.
The Tampa Bay area has morphed from an overpriced housing market (in a region of modest wages) to a very affordable place for young people to get their own place to live.
Richard Florida's article in the Atlantic entitled, "How The Crash Will Reshape America" on why New York will remain as the world's financial capital and why, despite the projected growth of Asia's economies, we should not expect Shanghai, Hong Kong, or anywhere else to usurp it. At least not for an exceedingly long time.
The opportunities that have the best long-term prospects are not warehouses in the middle of nowhere, but a dense, healthy downtown that mixes uses, welcomes artists, leverages the university and college, and brings creative people together to solve problems. Can this become Hamilton?
Toronto’s economic development committee invited Prof. Florida, an American academic and author now at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, to enlighten on the way out of the current global financial crisis. Richard Florida went to Toronto city hall to tell councillors that improving the lot of service-sector workers is key to the city’s prosperity.
Richard Florida writing for the Atlantic thinks high speed rail development is key to economic recovery. He says economic recovery will come through "a new period of geographic expansion - or what geographers term a 'new spatial fix.'"
Richard Florida overlays the proposed high speed rail network on his map of megaregions and makes some very good points.
According to the cover story in the March edition of The Atlantic, renting benefits the economy. The article, written by Richard Florida, says that renters aren't tied down to one location, so they're freer to move from town to town as emerging industries and new jobs dictate. The also don't have the long-term burden of a mortgage.
Michigan, the national leader in recession, depends on an auto industry that will never be as big as it was. So how does the Detroit area diversify? Who's hiring, or investing in something new? Morning Edition reports on Detroit's desperate race to replace the jobs that the automakers eliminate.
Montreal needs to get busy if it is to carve out a place for itself in this new economic order. It has a lot going for it: A vibrant inner city, a deep talent pool of "knowledge" workers, a diverse population and creativity to burn. Its problem is just that Toronto has even more of these things.
Richard Florida, the urban theorist and author of the seminal book, The Rise of the Creative Class, is talking about a fundamental “reset” in the North American economy as a consequence of the crash.
Countering the prevalent gloom, The Atlantic's provocative March 2009 front cover asks "How The Crash Will Reshape America," with a counter-intuitive sub-title reading "The Sunbelt Fades, New York Wins."
Richard Florida is talking about a fundamental “reset” in the North American economy as a consequence of the crash.
The prediction of death to the American dream of owning a home is replaced by a new landscape of technological and scientific prosperity as seen by writer Richard Florida in his article "How the crash will reshape America".
A conversation with Richard Florida about the importance of place and how the recession will reshape America's cities.
Richard Florida, author of "The Rise of the Creative Class," has always had nice things to say about Madison, Wisconsin. Florida has long argued that communities which offer a stimulating working environment for creative people will thrive in the 21st century. This includes towns that embrace the arts, pop music, gay people and ethnic food.
In this month’s Atlantic Monthly, Richard Florida's piece "How the Crash Will Reshape America" argues that while New York City will be hobbled by the global financial melt-down, it will be in a better position than many other financial centers. A look at Denver's position and the Create Denver Expo which provided workshops and seminars for local artists interested in learning more about the business, legal and marketing aspects of the creative industries and to meet others in their community exploring the same challenges.
"The Suburbs Lose, The Sun Belt Fades, San Francisco Wins: How the Crash Will Reshape America."
In Richard Florida’s recent piece for the Atlantic, “How the Crash Will Reshape America,” he foresees a more concentrated population centered around cities, leading to the further expansion of mega-regions - systems of multiple cities and their surrounding suburbs - based on their ability to offer higher paying jobs and attract the best talent.
A look at Richard Florida's article in The Globe and Mail revealing the argument that both the American and Canadian governments' recent stimulus packages are doomed to failure.
Richard Florida suggests a high-speed rail plan that will help Windsor-Essex.
Homeownership has been a central tenet of a ‘richer and fuller life’ in the USA, but foreclosures are severely testing this model. A possible solution: Rent these homes as a first step toward a more affordable, flexible housing system.
Richard Florida and this month's Atlantic cover story in conjunction with Obama and the country's state of affairs.
In the current issue of The Atlantic, Florida examines the fates of U.S. cities such as Las Vegas in the post-recession era in an article titled “How the Crash Will Reshape America.”
When "creative class" economics guru Richard Florida spoke to the Star Tribune, he had one suggestion for how to boost Minneapolis through the recession: a high-speed train to Chicago.
As Minnesota struggles to weather the recession, how well its leaders protect the state's most valuable assets -- and position the region for growth -- will determine its place in a reshaped American economy. Florida says Minneapolis-St. Paul "will still be standing'' in 2030.
In March's The Atlantic article, Florida argues that the suburbs present as much of a challenge for revitalization as the cities they surround.
In The Atlantic's cover story entitled How the Crash Will Reshape America, Florida analyzes the changes, by geographic region, that he believes will come as a result of the current recession. Specifically, he predicts that certain cities and urban regions in the US will suffer a “body blow” from which they may never fully recover, while others will emerge stronger and more strategically relevant than before.
This economic crisis is the perfect opportunity for us to get real about how our way of life is changing. But it seems there are many desperately clutching to the past.
Urbanist Jane Jacobs' idea of the successful city is central to the theory -- an adaptive place where new ideas and people gather in numbers and then are "tossed together in serendipitous ways," as Seltzer puts it. This sort of open city attracts creative people, according to the research of author Richard Florida, especially young creative people. And the more of them, the better-placed a city is for the next economy.
Seattle and the impact of the current economic crises.
In these tough economic times, it is sometimes hard to think of a silver lining. But Richard Florida - the man who coined the term "the creative class" - proposes an interesting one: that what is bad for financial services businesses may be good for artists and psychiatrists.
With unemployment climbing, tax collections plummeting, the real-estate market frozen and the population waning, Florida legislators convene the spring session at a pivotal moment.
Renting has seldom looked so good as now, as homeownership is increasingly associated with instability and fear.
There's growing consensus this economic downturn is not only longer, deeper and nastier. It's becoming clear this recession may prove transforming, potentially changing us personally, regionally, nationally — even globally — in fundamental ways.Once we emerge from this financial firestorm, the Tampa Bay area will have changed. And if it has not, maybe it should.
Florida evaluates the current financial crisis in the context of previous convulsive shifts in the development of capitalism in the U.S., starting with the late 19th century–the original Great Depression. He argues that different phases in capitalist development engender and are enabled by specific geographies.
This month's Atlantic cover story posits that L.A. is one of the relatively few American places ideally situated to rise from the ashes of the recession. That's because L.A. is a high metabolism big city with a strong creative base, urban theorist Richard Florida argues.
Lately some have been advocating that the government stop subsidizing home ownership, arguing that it locks people to a place, and when the economy goes sour people need the flexibility to go where the jobs are.
A look at Richard Florida's article in March's issue of The Atlantic by Dana Houle.
Richard Florida, in The Atlantic Monthly article argues that the key to recovery from the housing bubble and financial crash is to remove homeownership "from its long-privileged place at the center of the U.S. economy."
Richard Florida's thought provoking and revolutionary ideas about the future of housing and economic development.
Richard Koman suggests we are at an inflection point where we either withdraw into ourselves and exacerbate a deep depression or infuse society and the economy with the technology paradigms that should mark Western society in the 21st century.
Amid the global recession, some are predicting the decline of Las Vegas.The most serious-minded articulation of this viewpoint comes from renowned urban studies professor Richard Florida, who wrote the cover story, "How the Crash Will Reshape America," in the March issue of The Atlantic magazine.
In March's issue of The Atlantic, Richard Florida looks at the potential ramifications of the current economic crisis on our country's urban landscape and wonders what changes will be brought about.
Blaska's take on the current financial crisis with reference to Richard Florida and March's issue of the Atlantic-At critical moments, Americans have always looked forward, not back, and surprised the world with our resilience. Can we do it again? [The Atlantic: How the Crash Will Reshape America]
Toronto is one of four cities touted as a potentially strengthened survivor of the current financial crisis – along with New York, Chicago and San Francisco in March's issue of The Atlantic.
Barack Obama is getting the message from influential U.S. voices that Canada – and Toronto in particular – are models for the American social and economic renaissance the new U.S. president is pledged to bring about.
Excerpts from The Atlantic's "How the Crash Will Reshape America: The Winners and Losers."
At a conference in Pamplona, Spain, Richard Florida made it clear to ScienceGuide correspondent Roy van Dalm that countries pumping unlimited funds to prevent companies from going under doesn’t really get his approval.
Richard Florida’s piece in The Atlantic, “How the Crash Will Reshape America” suggests that the current economic crisis has the potential to remake the country’s economic geography in the same way that the crash of 1873 and the Great Depression did.
In Richard Florida's recent The Atlantic essay, he proposes that what is bad for financial services firms may be good for artists and psychiatrists.
With its March 2009 issue, The Atlantic is targeting metro areas with separate covers specifically tailored to their newsstands. The issue features a cover story by urban studies Richard Florida, best known for his work about the "creative class." The story is titled, "How the Crash Will Reshape America," and while it points to declines in the suburbs and the Sun Belt, it also reports good news about certain metro areas.
Might the crisis roiling the economy reshape the American landscape? Is it a turning point in the country's social geography? As the economy mends and growth begins anew, what cities or regions will be best-suited to take advantage of the change? Urban theorist Richard Florida has some interesting thoughts on those questions in a major piece in The Atlantic, and his answers are encouraging for Portland and the Northwest.
Florida, who is a scholar and the author of The Rise of the Creative Class, has become semi-famous in recent years for arguing that the U.S. economy is now based on the development and exchange of ideas, and that the best places for that to happen are those that attract and coddle creative, educated people. Places, in other words, like New York.Florida's Atlantic piece devotes special attention to New York.
Richard Florida writes a cover story for the March issue of The Atlantic called, "How the Crash Will Reshape America." His theory is that the recession will accelerate the rise and fall of specific places within the United States, speeding up the fates of some cities and reversing the fortunes of others. Interestingly, he lumps Portland and Seattle with the cities that will fare better than most.
The Plank's take on Richard Florida's article, "How the Crash Will Reshape America,” in the Atlantic Monthly.
Excerpts from Richard Florida's article in The Atlantic, "How the Crash Will Reshape America".
Richard Florida's cover story in the Atlantic is on how the recession will change the geography of America. The winners? "Mega-regions, systems of multiple cities and their surrounding suburban rings like the Boston–New York–Washington Corridor".
Florida the urban theorist is making the case in this month’s Atlantic cover story “How the Crash Will Reshape America,” that success will depend on America becoming less like Florida the state, and more like Europe: fewer homeowners, smaller homes, more renters, denser cities, fewer cars. T
Interview with Conor Clarke, urban theorist Richard Florida explains why recession is the mother of invention. Which cities will rise and fall with investment banks and the housing market? Which regions will thrive, and which will start to look like latter-day Dust Bowls?
Richard Florida has a piece out in the new Atlantic that asks "How The Crash Will Reshape America." This article shares what Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class and admirer of so many things Portland, has to say about where the city fits in a post-crash America.
Pauline Armbrust's interview with Richard Florida on the creative class.
Richard Florida, director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, says Canadian cities need to "stop being so humble" and see themselves as global models of exactly the sort of livable communities the U.S. desperately needs.
Toronto-based urban theorist Richard Florida believes Ontario's economy is at a turning point. He was asked by Premier Dalton McGuinty to map a path to long-term economic success.
Why were we live can be as important as whom we marry.
In an exclusive excerpt, the guru of the Creative Class explains the peaks and valleys of the global economy.
Memphis, TN had a new kind of blues. Despite its rich history and amenities, and strong economic engines such as the FedEx headquarters, the city was losing annual job earnings, mainly because it could not hold on to young, bright talent. The 2000 census showed that Memphis' population grew by 6,000 since 1995, but its net income had dropped by $90 million.
By Brian Knudsen, Richard Florida, Gary Gates, and Kevin Stolarick - May 2007
By Charlotta Mellander and Richard Florida - Dec 2006
By Richard Florida - 2006
By Richard Florida - Feb 2006
By Richard Florida, Chronicle of Higher Education - 2006
By Richard Florida - Sept 2005
By Richard Florida, Philadelphia Inquirer - May 2005
By Richard Florida, Across the Board: the Conference Board Magazine - Sept 1994
By Richard Florida, The Washington Monthly - March 2003
This article by Richard Florida examines the economic geography of talent exploringthe factors that attract talent and its effects on high-technology industry and regional incomes.
By Richard Florida, Washington Monthly - May 2002
By Richard Florida, A report prepared for the Regional Plan Association and the Civic Alliance - April 2002
By Richard Florida, book chapter in Entrepreneurship, David Hart (editor) - 2002
By Richard Florida and Gary Gates, Brookings Institution, Center for Urban and Metropolitan Policy - June 2001
By Richard Florida, Information Week - April 2001
By Richard Florida, Information Week - March 2001
By Richard Florida, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - March 2001
By Richard Florida, Information Week - Jan 2001
By Richard Florida, Information Week - Dec 2000
By Richard Florida, Information Week - Nov 2000
By Richard Florida, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 2000
By Richard Florida, Information Week - Sept 2000
By Richard Florida, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - June 2000
By Richard Florida, Information Week - April 2000
By Richard Florida - Greater Philadelphia Regional Review - Jan 2000
By Richard Florida, American Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Executive - Aug 1999
By Richard Florida, Issues in Science and Technology - June 1999
Richard Florida, Derek Davison, and Matthew Cline, Report to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - June 1999
By Richard Florida, book chapter in Industrializing Knowledge, Lewis Branscomb and Furnio Kodama (editors), MIT Press - Feb 1999
By Richard Florida and Tracy Gordon, A Report prepared for the Environmental City Network and Sustainable Pittsburgh - Jan 1999
By Richard Florida and Mark Samber, The New Industrial Geography: Regions, Regulation and Institutions - Jan 1999
By Richard Florida, Research Policy - 1999
By Richard Florida, Economic Geography - July 1996
By Richard Florida, book chapter in Foreign Direct Investment, in Cynthia Beltz (editor), Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute - 1995
By Richard Florida and Timoth McNulty, Commentary - Spring 1995
By Richard Florida, Growth and Change - Fall 1994
By Maryann P. Feldman and Richard Florida, Annals of the Association of American Geographers - June 1994
By Richard Florida, Inc. Magazine - April 1994
By Martin Kenney and Richard Florida, Growth and Change - March 1994
By Martin Kenney and Richard Florida, World Development - 1994
By Richard Florida, Science - 1994
By Richard Florida and Donald F. Smith, Jr., Annals of the Association of American Geographers - Sept 1993
By Richard Florida, The World & I - May 27, 1993
By Richard Florida and Martin Kenney, Journal of the American Planning Association - Winter 1992
By Richard Florida, Futures: The Journal of Forecasting and Planning - July 1991
By Martin Kenney and Richard Florida, Technology Review - Feb 1991
By Richard Florida and Donald Smith, Economic Development Quarterly - Nov 1990
By Richard Florida and Martin Kenney, California Management Review - Fall 1990
Marshall Feldman and Richard Florida, Book Chapter in Government and Housing: Developments in Seven Countries. Urban Affairs Annual Reviews no. 36 by Willem van Vliet and Jan van Weesep (editors) - 1990
By Richard Florida and Donald F. Smith, Jr., Economic Development Quarterly - 1990
By Andrew Mair and Richard Florida and Martin Kenney, Economic Geography - Oct 1988
By Richard L. Florida and Martin Kenney, Research Policy - June 1988
By Richard Florida and Martin Kenney, Professional Geographer - Jan 1988
By Robert Burchell, James Carr, Richard Florida, and James Nemeth, Center for Urban Policy Research - 1984