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Richard Florida: Toronto Coming of Age Amidst New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida, image via Creative Class
April 20, 2017 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In 2017, the cacophony of Toronto's urban discourse—and urban realities—makes understanding the city a daunting prospect. The skyrocketing rents, record waitlists for affordable housing, growing ... read more

Ford, Brexit, Trump: Shaping Inclusive Cities in a Polarized World

The Ridley Road Market in 2005, image by Tarquin Binary, via Wikimedia Commons
November 23, 2016 6:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
What shapes the city? "Two weeks ago I would've had a different answer," Richard Florida admitted, reflecting on the results of a U.S. Presidential election that's reverberating through our ... read more

Richard Florida & Adam Greenfield ask "What Shapes the City?"

What shapes the city? image by Marcus Mitanis
November 8, 2016 3:40 pm | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Bringing together two leading urban theorists, the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design has announced a discussion featuring Richard Florida and ... read more

"Every Economy has its Geography": Richard Florida and the Creative Class Theory

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May 6, 2016 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, our sister site published a long-form overview of Richard Florida's creative class theory, drawing on UrbanToronto's interview with the acclaimed urban theorist late ... read more

The Interview: Richard Florida and the Future of Toronto

December 7, 2015 5:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
UrbanToronto recently interviewed world-renowned urbanist Richard Florida, talking about the future of Toronto and the challenges currently facing our city. The subjects of our discussion ranged ... read more

Richard Florida Diagnoses A New Urban Crisis at ULI Symposium

Urban Land Institute, Toronto Symposium 2015, Richard Florida
November 4, 2015 6:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Taking the stage to deliver a keynote address at the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) inaugural Toronto Symposium, renowned urbanist Richard Florida wasted no time in proclaiming his admiration for ... read more

Richard Florida looks for Intelligent Action to Address Challenges

Richard Florida speaks before an audience at the U of T on November 4, 2013
November 5, 2013 4:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
At an inspiring lecture at the U of T, urban theorist Richard Florida looks at what Toronto has going for it, the hurdles facing us, and what we need to do to get past them. read more