At he recent Art Basel event in Miami, Richard Florida gave a speech about The Creative City. He spoke about why cities are such powerful and economic engines, and why collaboration is the key, not individual geniuses. Below is a video of the speech. Richard Florida at Art Basel in Miami: Why the Creative City?
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Foreign travellers avoids the United States Yesterday, 21/3, there was an article in USA Today stating that overseas travelers to United States say they will avoid returning because of long wait times and inefficient entry procedures at gateway airports, and they will recommend others that they too stay away. The article was based on a… Continue reading Talent Attraction in Practice
Richard Florida is an is an American urban studies theorist. His focus is on social and economic theory and he is best known for his concept of the creative class and its implications for urban regeneration. In the video below, from San Diego´s Forum on the Future in 2008, Florida spells out about how the… Continue reading Richard Florida on The Rise of the Creative Class