Life of Mind Lectures Series is Pleased to Present Renown Author, Professor and Urban Studies Theorist, Dr. Richard Florida
Thursday, 03/20/2014 – 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
FIU- College of The Architecture and Arts
1120 SW 8th Street, Graham Center # 243 Miami, FL 33199,
Miami, Florida 33199
Combining in-depth analysis, cutting-edge trends, compelling personal stories and a touch of humor, Dr. Richard Florida presents his insights into how creativity and the emergent Creative Class are revolutionizing cities and the global economy. Looking toward the future, Florida identifies the patterns that are transforming virtually every
aspect of our livesâ€”from how and where we live, to how we work, to how we invest in individuals and infrastructure, to how we shape our cities and regions.
With statistics and examples, Florida illustrates how creativity and the creative class are the defining features of future economic progress. But if the dawn of this new era of the creative economy poses great opportunities, it also poses grand challenges that need be addressed.
Florida shows how the very same underlying force – the clustering of talented people, economic assets and innovation that propels our economy is also leading to growing inequality and class divides for cities and nations. The key to overcoming these challenges and to future progress, he tells us, is to tap and harness the full creativity of each and very human being. In doing so, he unveils the underlying keys to building great cities that power prosperity and can lead us to happier more fulfilling lives.
Florida lays out how our cities, our economy and our entire culture have reached a great turning point â€“ one that is bigger even than the great transformation from agriculture to industry. He shows how we collectively today can lead to a more prosperous future for cities, nations and people.