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Richard Florida

Founder, Creative Class Group

Richard Florida is the world’s leading urbanist and international best-selling author of Rise of the Creative Class. He is the founder of the Creative Class Group, advising companies such as BMW, Audi, Starwood Hotels, Facebook, Instagram, Converse, Microsoft, and several others. 

Florida is a pioneering researcher and University Professor at the University of Toronto. He is Co-founder of The Atlantic’s and Bloomberg’s CityLab, the leading publication devoted to cities and urbanism. 

Florida serves on the boards of leading real estate, urban innovation, and venture capital firms across the globe.