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The Rise of the Creative Class
The New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida

Economist, Theorist and Author of "The Rise of the Creative Class"

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About Richard Florida

Richard Florida is an economist and Urban Studies theorist. Florida's focus is on social and economic theory. He is currently the Hirst Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. Florida received a PhD from Columbia University in 1986. Prior to joining George Mason, he taught at Carnegie Mellon University from 1987 to 2005.

Florida is best known for his work in developing his concept of the creative class, and its ramifications in urban regeneration. This research was expressed in ...

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Talent Wars: Talent Attraction and Retention of the ‘Best and Brightest'

The requirements of the Creative Economy, changing expectations of workers, and demographic shifts have caused a serious shortage in ...

Understanding the Global Economic Crisis and Capturing the Opportunities

Florida’s new book (Harper Collins and Random House 2010), The Great Reset will provide a better map for understanding and navigating ...

Creative Class Communities – City, Regional, and Global Economic Growth

This speech focuses on city, regional and global economic growth. It gives community leaders the tools they need to generate greater ...

Innovation, the Culture of Creativity and Managing for It

In The Creative Management Speech, Florida leads teams of executives and managers on how to manage creativity culled through more ...