Richard Florida is a researcher and professor, serving as University Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management, and a Distinguished Fellow at NYU’s Schack School of Real Estate. He is a writer and journalist, having penned several global best sellers, including the award winning The Rise of the Creative Class and his most recent book, The New Urban Crisis. He is co-founder of CityLab, the leading publication devoted to cities and urbanism.
En estos tiempos, la clave para el desarrollo económico de América Latina ya no solamente incluye sus materias primas y sus manufacturas, sino también un recurso ilimitado aunque ignorado por muchos: el inmenso potencial creativo de la región. La creatividad forma indiscutiblemente parte del ADN de las sociedades, ciudades y barrios latinoamericanos,
De creatieve klasse heeft in veel opzichten de stad gered, alleen blijkt nu dat niet iedere stedeling deelt in het succes. Door
stijgende woonkosten gaapt een steeds diepere kloof tussen stadsbewoners. Daarom moeten we werk maken van inclusief
urbanisme, betoogt stedelijk geograaf Richard Florida.
Can creativity be the basis of prosperity in Latin America? Richard Florida calls for a bet on Latin ingenuity to fight against inequality in the region.
Richard Florida is studying the evolution of cities. After their decline and then their gentrification, he notes that today the major international metropolises are inaccessible to those who work there. Read more in this French interview.
Interview with Richard Florida on his most recent book The New Urban Crisis with the Italian daily newspaper la Repubblica.
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.
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.
Whoever wins the mayoral election will need more devolved powers to deal with the “plutocratization” of London.
In Japan, there are many academics that point to the lack of further economic frontiers, and how advanced economies are no longer able to grow the real economy. Japan’s Liberty Magazine interviews Richard Florida on his views of the econonomic impact of creativity, the “creative class”, and what kind of education is needed to harness the power of creativity.
Richard Florida Interview with Spanish digital magazine about technology and innovation, FUNDETEC.
Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ, Real Estate Days interview with Richard Florida on how can cities position themselves successfully?
London has emerged from nearly a century of British decline to take its place at the very apex of global capitalism cannot be denied. In an era in which cities have become the principle organizing units of the global economy, London stands head and
shoulders above all but a handful of its urban peers.3 New investments have turned East London’s Tech City into a centre of start-up and venture capital activity. Talent has the most expensive places on the planet to live.
“For a place to harness creativity, it must be open to the creativity of all. Not just techies or the creative class, but everyone,” argues Richard Florida. For the author of The Rise of the Creative Class, openness is a key factor in a city’s economic growth.
Richard Florida believes central Scotland has what it takes to be one of the world’s 40 or so mega-regions. It’s got the population density, income generation, skills, universities and creativity. What it also needs is a modern, fast rail network. The 20th century city sprawled with the motorcar, so further expansion will require high-speed trains.
Richard’s interview in the knowledge section of Seoul’s leading business paper,Maeil. It is an in deprh and inspiring story sharing Richard’s insights into how to help cities nurture creative environment, including brain circulation.
Richard Florida is the day’s last speaker at the London Conference, an annual gathering of influencers to debate the city’s challenges and opportunities, in November 2012.
The author of The Rise of the Creative Class has been cited — by such diverse figures as David Cameron and Bono — as an expert on how cities must evolve.
La Vanguardia’s interview with Richard Florida on plans to build a mini-Vegas in Spain,near Barcelona or Madrid. Here is a summary of the conversation.
Richard Florida’s interview with Monday Morning (Mondag Morgen – magazine in Scandinavia) on his book, The Great Reset, the need to find new innovative ways out of the economic crisis and the challenges that a small country like Denmark is facing right now with growing global competition?
Studio, Italy’s new culture and arts magazine interviews Richard Florida for its first first issue about Europe and creativity The interview focuses both on his work as an advisor to the UK government and on his theory of the “creative sector as a growth engine” for as much as it applies to Europe.
Italy’s largest financial newspaper interviews Richard Florida on the most important ideas of last decade and what will be that ones for the decade to come.
Barcelona has always been as commercial as it is creative. The city of Gaudi and Miro and the young Picasso is also a center of textile, chemical, pharmaceutical, and automotive manufacturing, publishing, finance, telecommunications and information technology, of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s this combination that the city and region can build on to survive and prosper through the economic crisis and Great Reset. (Spanish version)
Reconstructing the Icelandic economy will take more than increased fishing quotas. More than a new aluminium smelter. It will require a new way of thinking. Professor Florida coined the term ‘the creative class’ to identify a socio-economic class of people that he believes will drive economic growth in modern societies through creativity.
Article for Revista Nueva, general interest national magazine in Argentina, reflecting interview with Richard Florida on Who’s Your City?
Finpro Magazine seeks to offer business foresight for Finnish companies, and encourages them to go abroad with their businesses. In the magazine, one way of offering foresight is presenting weak signals and trends that Finpro’s consultant network has collected around the world. One of the five trends presented is “the creative employee”. The article tells about the challenges that the creative employee brings to their leaders with a look at Richard Florida’s ideas on how to manage creative people.
Interview with Richard Florida at the recent events in Schio and Maniago, Italy hosted by Nordesteuropa Editore SRL.
Arts and culture can play key roles in Europe‘s economic recovery, agreed politicians, EU officials and arts experts attending the Prague Forum for Creative Europe, one of the main events of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation.
Leading intellectuals including urban planning experts, architects, senior governmental advisors, municipality officials and CEOs of major corporations have been confirmed as speakers for the 2009 edition of Global City being held 7 – 8 April, 2009 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
O guru do conceito das cidades criativas. As ideias, a criatividade, a cultura são essenciais para o desenvolvimento
económico, diz o americano Richard Florida, que apresenta hoje, na
Fundação Gulbenkian, a teoria dos três T (tecnologia, talento e tolerância)
como chave do desenvolvimento económico das regiões. A Lisboa deixa
um conselho: explorar aquilo que a distingue.
Richard Florida, criador da economia criativa, afirma que barreiras à tolerância e à liberdade de expressão
individual prejudicam o país para acolher atividades econômicas em larga escala. Lisboa, 17 abr (Lusa) – O criador da economia criativa, Richard Florida, disse nesta quinta-feira que a
“mentalidade antiquada” tem sido um entrave para o desenvolvimento do seu modelo em Portugal. O economista norte-americano apontou barreiras à tolerância e à liberdade de expressão individual como principais causadores dessa “mentalidade” no país.
Revista de Imprensa 18-04-2008
1 – Jornal de Negócios, 18-04-2008, “Portugal é formado por dois países: Portugal e Lisboa”. 2 – Primeira Página.pt, 17-04-2008, “Guru” da economia criativa diz que Portugal tem sido travado por uma “mentalidade antiquada”. 3 – RTP Online.pt, 17-04-2008, “Guru” da economia criativa diz que Portugal tem sido travado por uma “mentalidade antiquada”. 4 – Sol.pt, 17-04-2008, ´Guru´ da economia criativa diz que Portugal tem sido travado por «mentalidade antiquada»
As ideias, a criatividade, a cultura são essenciais para o desenvolvimento económico, diz o americano Richard Florida, que apresenta hoje, na Fundação Gulbenkian, a teoria dos três T (tecnologia, talento e tolerância) como chave do desenvolvimento económico das regiões. A Lisboa deixa um conselho: explorar aquilo que a distingue.