Richard Florida

Urbanist; Professor University of Toronto; Author; Co-founder, CityLab
Richard Florida Crosscut Festival 2021

Session: The Future of Cities

3 p.m. Friday, May 7

The pandemic has changed how we live — and want to live. For some this has meant leaving the city and others insist we must redefine urban living, practically and philosophically. Richard Florida, founder of CityLab and author of the recent book The New Urban Crisis, shares his thoughts on this pivotal moment for Seattle, and cities around the world. Moderated by Monica Nickelsburg.

 

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About Richard Florida

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 bestsellers, 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 the founder of the Creative Class Group which works closely with companies and governments worldwide.

 

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About Crosscut Festival 2021

 

Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.

 

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Your submitted questions could help shape our conversations in May. We’ll accept questions until mid-April, then pass along popular and thought-provoking topics for moderators to potentially include in their scripts.

 

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