Urbanist, Professor University of Toronto, Author Rise of the Creative Class.
Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading urbanists.
He is a researcher and professor, serving as University Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management, and a Faculty Chair 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.
He is an entrepreneur, as founder of the Creative Class Group which works closely with companies and governments worldwide.
Cities across the world suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic through job losses and business closings, but they also have a good chance to recover if stakeholders can capitalize on trends that will shape the way people live and work in a post-pandemic economy. With the rise of remote work and more, we've experienced an acceleration to a talent driven economy. In his speech, "Toward a Post-Pandemic Future" author and urbanist Richard Florida will explain how cities and communities can build back stronger, more resilient in the future.