Moving Beyond the Current Crisis: A Plan to Re-open Our Communities with Richard Florida
Recorded On: 04/08/2020
Local government leaders are rightfully laser-focused on responding to the hundreds of urgent issues that arise each day in dealing with the coronavirus disaster. Many of you are organizing your teams to think beyond the current situation to what our communities will look like when we move back to more normal operations.
Richard Florida joins us to share his thoughts on the path forward, which features a 10-point plan to re-open our communities after the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, we will shift our thinking to what comes next and how you might rethink the ways in which you work together with your staff to rebuild your cities, towns, and counties.
ICMA Practice Areas:  Strategic Leadership;  Strategic Planning
Professor, University of Toronto; Chief Urbanist, Creative Destruction Lab
Richard Florida is University Professor at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and School of Cities, where he also serves as Chief Urbanist in the Creative Destruction Lab. He is a Distinguished Fellow at New York University.
He is the author of more than ten books including The Rise of the Creative Class and more than one hundred books chapters and articles in peer-reviews academic journals.
He is a Senior Editor at The Atlantic, where he co-founded and serves as Editor-at Large for CityLab, the world’s leading publication devoted to cities and urbanism.
Florida previously taught at Carnegie Mellon, George Mason University and Ohio State University, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Photo by Daria Malysheva, Creative Class Group