Business Wire : Influential Thought Leader Richard Florida to Keynote Ann Arbor SPARK Annual Meeting

Ann Arbor SPARK will host Richard Florida, one of the world’s leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation, as the keynote speaker at its annual meeting. Ann Arbor SPARK’s annual meeting, the region’s premier gathering of business and community leaders, will be held on April 24, 2017, at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.

November 17, 2016

Urban Land Institute Magazine : The Ongoing Challenge of Attracting and Retaining Creative Class

Noted urbanist and author Richard Florida opened the recent 2016 ULI Florida Summit in Miami by reminding the audience that the creative class and the industries in which it works are the single most important economic drivers in the 21st-century economy. Economic development at the local and state levels can no longer be about enticing companies through special tax breaks or incentives, but about being irresistible to creative, talented people and building neighborhoods where they can simultaneously live, work, dine, drink, play, and experience a high level of interaction with each other. The creative types will be the ones to lure the companies in—or, better yet, start companies of their own, in Florida’s view.

June 20, 2016
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Indus (Russian) Abstract : The talent, technology and tolerance as the main factor of economic development

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.

June 3, 2016
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Realnoe Vremya : UCLG in Kazan: absence of a Turkish guest, creative economy and gratitude for Tatar hospitality

Kazan became the first Russian city to host a meeting of the exotic at present UCLG Executive Bureau. A correspondent of Realnoe Vremya visited the official opening of the meeting and found out what impressed foreign guests most of all in Kazan, why the already ‘powerful’ organization requires to strengthen its influence on the world stage and why cities are that important places for a successful development of the world economy.

May 31, 2016
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The Huffington Post : Challenges to the Creative City (VIDEO)

Thousands of people descended on Miami during the first week of December, 2015, to experience Art Basel Miami. On Thursday, December 3, hundreds attended a packed discussion on creativity and city building at the FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios. The global forum, CREATE: Miami, was hosted by Florida International University and Visiting Scholar and urbanist Richard Florida, and it brought together a veritable constellation of luminaries in art, architecture, design, fashion, and music.

December 14, 2015
Events : FIU launches the FIU-Miami Creative City Initiative in partnership with the Creative Class Group

FIU and the Creative Class Group (CCG) founded by Richard Florida have joined forces to launch the FIU-Miami Creative City Initiative a project to harness creative and entrepreneurial forces that can help accelerate greater Miami’s transformation into a creative economy. The FIU-Miami Creative City Initiative will engage political business and cultural leaders faculty students alumni and the greater community in a dialogue on how creativity culture and design can drive a regional economy.

January 26, 2015