Richard Florida

Selected Professional Appointments

University Professor, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and School of Cities
Visiting Distinguished Fellow, New York University, Schack Institute of Real Estate

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Richard Florida

Richard is University Professor in the Rotman School of Management and School of Cities. He is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is also co-founder of CityLab and founder of the Creative Class Group.

Florida is the author of several global best sellers, including the award-winning The Rise of the Creative Class. He previously taught at Carnegie Mellon and George Mason University, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College and his PhD from Columbia University.

Specialty Focus Areas

Cities; Urbanism; Economic Development.

Phone: (416) 946-7770

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