On the first day of the educational project Made In Kazan the listeners expert classes made Richard Florida – economist, urbanist, author of the theory of the creative class, the professor of the School of Management named Joseph Rothman at the University of Toronto. “Indus” publishes a summary of his lectures.
When it came to shortlisting applications for LE Miami, THE REBELS, to decide what the creative class really want we drafted in help from
the real thing: meet our 2016 judges and bona fide members of the
creative class – who better to identify those rebellious brands at the
cutting edge of contemporary travel?
Richard Florida, on the occasion of the Jane Jacobs centennial, talks about Jacobs’ enduring legacy, her role in helping shape his work, the state of cities today, and his current projects.
Catalyst asks Richard to share his insights on the ‘multiplier’ effect of the creative class and why local public officials should leverage arts and culture as policy tools for fostering unique and thriving communities from the ground up.
SKIFT speaks with Florida after the Start Up City Miami event to hear how this urban disruption in downtown cores is impacting cities as tourism destinations, and how tourism bureaus can potentially shift their narrative to support them better.
An ever-growing group of
Americans is proving vital to
our society. Its members are
educated, employed in a variety
of industries, and engaged in a
lifestyle that values individuality,
originality, and participation.
They’re steadfast in their
goals, resolute in their attitudes
and ideals, and just plain happy
with the paths they’ve decided
to follow-so much so that
they are reshaping commerce
and communities.They are the “Creative Class”.
Renowned urbanist Richard Florida sat down with The Tyee’s Geoff Dembicki for a conversation about whether ‘creatives’ are driving the new economy or falling behind.
Richard Florida’s The Creative Class and Economic Development most read article during July 2014.