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Richard Florida: The Rise of the Creative Class
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Richard Florida

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

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 ...