Capitalism is in the midst of a massive transformation from the old industrial-based system to a new knowledge-based economic model. Canada’s class structure is changing along with it. The once dominant Working Class is in decline. Today, blue-collar occupations in manufacturing, construction, and transportation make up roughly 20 percent of the Canadian workforce. Two other […]
Richard Florida is University Professor and Director of Cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management; Distinguished Visiting Fellow at NYU’s Shack Institute of Real Estate; and the co-founder and editor-at-large of The Atlantic’s CityLab. He is the author of the New Urban Crisis and the best-selling 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 Ph.D. from Columbia University.