Richard Florida, the director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and a professor of global research at New York University, writes in “The Rise of Global Startup Cities,” that while venture capital has “gone global” by spreading to places like China and India, the dominant centers remain US cities that combine density, great universities, and an open-minded culture to attract the best talent.
Canada ranks fourth in the world in a new ranking of the world’s most creative and economically competitive countries. The survey, put together by my research team at the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute, places Canada behind only first-place Australia, the United States and New Zealand. This is the third version of these rankings we’ve done, and Canada is up from its seventh-place finish in 2011.
Knight Cities Challenge offers applicants a chance to share in $5 million by focusing on the question: “What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?” The contest will test the most innovative ideas in talent, opportunity and engagement in one or more of 26 Knight Foundation communities. Richard Florida writes about talent as a driver of city success.
Denver is a perfect example of how the post-Great Recession economy works through an “urban revolution” that brings creative people close together, taking advantage of economies of scale, bestselling author Richard Florida recently said at the Rocky Mountain City Summit in Denver.
“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 recently spoke for the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
Technology, talent and tolerance are essential to fostering creative cultures. When we talk about the creative class, we aren’t talking about some rarified, exclusive group of people. Every human is creative. Creative cultures stoke that fire.
Richard Florida speaks for the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties in Utica, NY.
Talent. Technology. Talent. Those are the “three T’s” that Richard Florida, an internationally known urban theorist, says will vault a community toward positive change. Local leaders believe Utica already possesses those T’s, but they need a catalyst.
Today’s highly mobile knowledge workers–the key to economic growth in a global economy where the talent and skills of the workforce is a prime difference-maker–choose where to live more for the qualities communities offer than for specific job-related reasons.
The May 3 Denver South Economic Development Partnership luncheon drew Gov. John Hickenlooper to introduce the speaker and attracted an enthusiastic, capacity crowd to the DTC Hyatt Regency ballroom. The governor came to provide the Colorado context for the event’s featured speaker, Dr. Richard Florida.
Start-Up City: Miami, a conference looking at how Miami can become a nebula for technology start-ups is taking place the New World Center on Miami Beach.
For the past year, Richard Florida and his Creative Class Group have partnered with UT Arlington to examine the region’s assets and challenges. The effort engaged representatives from the School of Architecture, the College of Education and Health Professions, and the School of Urban and Public Affairs, with input from major chambers of commerce, local elected officials, Vision North Texas, the North Texas Commission, and civic groups.
Richard Florida, father of the ‘creative class’ concept, finds one at work in his new part-time hometown of Miami, Florida.
In Richard Florida’s new book The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, he’s compiled a list of the top tech cities in the U.S.Seattle, home to Microsoft and Amazon, claims the top place from Silicon Valley, which ranked first in his last book. Silicon Valley, which consists of the San Jose metro area, ranks second followed by the greater San Francisco area. Portland, Oregon claims the fourth spot followed by Austin.
By Richard Florida, Prevision: Journal of the Japan Association for Management Research – 1994
By Wesley Cohen, Richard Florida and Lucien Randazzese, Report to the National Academy of Engineering – Sept 1995
By Richard Florida, ICTTE Technology Proceedings, 1988 International Congress on Technology and Technology Exchange – Oct 1988
By Richard Florida and Gary Gates, Brookings Institution, Center for Urban and Metropolitan Policy – June 2001
By Richard Florida and Lewis Branscomb, book chapter in Investing in Innovation: Creating and Research and Innovation Policy That Works, Lewis Branscomb and James Keller (editors), MIT Press – 1998
By Richard Florida and Martin Kenney, book chapter in Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry: Competition, Power, and Industrial Flexibility, Frederick Deyo (editor), Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press – 1997
By Wesley Cohen, Richard Florida, Lucien Randazzese, and John Walsh, book chapter in Challenge to the Research University, Roger Noll (editor), Brookings Institution – 1998
By Richard Florida and Mark Samber, The New Industrial Geography: Regions, Regulation and Institutions – Jan 1999