In addition to his role as Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute, Dr. Florida is professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School. He is the founder of the Creative Class Group , a global think tank based in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining the Rotman School he was the Hirst Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University and a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization. Prof. Florida taught for nearly two decades at Carnegie Mellon University and has been a visiting professor at MIT and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He earned his bachelor’s from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His books include three best sellers: The Rise of the Creative Class (Basic Books, 2002), The Flight of the Creative Class (Harper Collins, 2005) and Who’s Your City (Basic Books, 2008). His most recent works are The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity (Harper Collins, 2010), and Rise of the Creative Class–Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition–Revised and Expanded (Basic Books, 2012).
Richard welcomes media enquiries on the following subjects:
- The “creative class”
- Regional development and prosperity
- Innovation, both in industry and elsewhere
- Demographic trends