Richard Florida to Write for The Globe and Mail

    Developed Theory of the Creative Class and Its Impact on Cities

    TORONTO, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - Renowned economist and researcher
Richard Florida will be a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail with his
first column appearing this Saturday, October 27.
    Florida will have a monthly column in the newspaper, participate in a
special series called "Richard Florida visits" in which he'll explore iconic
neighbourhoods and events in Toronto, and his blog "Creative Class" will
appear exclusively in Canada on
    Florida is particularly known for his theory of the "creative class" and
its impact on urban development. He recently moved to Canada from the United
States to become a professor at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of
Management and Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the
Rotman School.
    "I have been interested in Richard Florida's ideas for years. They have
transformed our understanding of economic and social relations within urban
settings. His regular contributions to The Globe and Mail and
will help spread his creative thinking to a broader audience," said
Edward Greenspon, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail.

    About Richard Florida

    Richard Florida is a leading public researcher and commentator on
economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological
innovation. He wrote the bestselling books The Rise of the Creative Class and
The Flight of the Creative Class, among others. He also has authored pieces
for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The
Boston Globe, The Economist, The Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic
Monthly, The Chronicle for Higher Education, U.S. News and World Report and
    He is founder of The Creative Class Group (CCG), a global advisory
services firm headquartered in Washington DC, which develops strategies for
business, government and community competitiveness. Prior to coming to
Toronto, Florida was a professor at George Mason University and Carnegie
Mellon University and taught as a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT. He is
a former senior scientist with the Gallup Organization. Florida earned his
Bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

    About The Globe and Mail

    The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, is a division of
CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multi-media company, which also owns CTV Inc.,
Canada's number-one private broadcaster.

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