Richard Florida


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in New Jersey, The United States
January 01, 1957

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Richard Florida (born 1957 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American urban studies theorist.
Richard Florida's focus is on social and economic theory. He is currently a professor and head of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, at the University of Toronto. He also heads a private consulting firm, the Creative Class Group.
Prof. Florida received a PhD from Columbia University in 1986. Prior to joining George Mason University's School of Public Policy, where he spent two years, he taught at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College in Pittsburgh from 1987 to 2005. He was named a Senior Editor at The Atlantic in March 2011 after serving as a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com for a year.

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The Rise of the Creative Cl...

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Who's Your City?: How the C...

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The Great Reset: How New Wa...

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Cities and the Creative Class

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“The creative individual is no longer viewed as an iconoclast. He—or she—is the new mainstream.”
Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class--Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition--Revised and Expanded

“It's not that gays and diversity equal high technology. But if your culture is not such that it can accept difference, and uniqueness and oddity and eccentricity, you will not get high tech industry.”
Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life

“As the economy has become more specialized and the occupational division of labor has deepened, the Creative Class has increasingly outsourced functions that were previously provided within the family to the Service Class.”
Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class--Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition--Revised and Expanded

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