Richard Florida, Professor

Richard

Home Campus:
U of T St. George

PhD:
Columbia University

Other Degrees:
BA in Political Science, Rutgers College

Cross Appointments:
Rotman Schoool of Management

Contact Information:

Email: florida@rotman.utoronto.ca

Personal Website: https://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/FacultyAndResearch/Faculty/FacultyBios/Florida

Research Interests:

  • Economic Development
  • Creativity
  • Location
  • Innovation

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

  • Talent, Technology and Tolerance in Canadian Regional Development; Richard Florida, Charlotta Mellander, Kevin Stolarick; The Canadian Geographer; Issue: 54(3); 2010; Pages: 277-304
  • There Goes the Metro: How and Why Artists, Bohemians and Gays Effect Housing Values; Richard Florida and Charlotta Mellander; Journal of Economic Geography; Issue: 10(2); 2010; Pages: 167-188
  • Sonic City: The Evolving Economic Geography of the Music Industry; Richard Florida and Scott Jackson; Journal of Planning Education and Research; Issue: 29(3); 2010; Pages: 310-321
  • Why Canada Needs a Great Reset; Richard Florida; Ottawa Citizen; 2010
  • America’s Top 20 Gayest Cities; Richard Florida; The Daily Beast; 2010
  • Urban Authenticity; Richard Florida; The Atlantic; 2010
  • How the Crash Will Reshape America; Richard Florida; The Atlantic; 2009

Books

  • The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity; Richard Florida; Harper Collins US; Random House Canada; Issue: April; 2010
  • Ontario in the Creative Age; Richard Florida and Roger Martin; Martin Prosperity Institute Report; Issue: February; 2009
  • Who’s Your City: How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life, (Canadian version); Richard Florida; Basic Books; Random House; 2009
  • Who’s Your City: How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life; Richard Florida; Basic Books; Random House; 2008
  • Cities and the Creative Class; Richard Florida; Routledge; 2004
  • The Rise of the Creative Class; Richard Florida; Basic Books; 2002
  • Beyond Mass Production: The Japanese System and Its Transfer to the United States; Martin Kenney and Richard Florida; Oxford University Press; 1993