Influential urban thinker Richard Florida is following mentor Jane Jacobs's footsteps to Toronto and, by example, proving one of his major theories: that multicultural, gay-friendly urban centres will attract the most innovative and creative individuals.
Mr. Florida likely will join the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management this fall, where he will continue to develop his ideas on urban development, economics and cultural and technological innovation.
His relocation to Toronto was confirmed yesterday by a colleague at George Mason University in Virginia. read the rest...
I've been linking to Florida's work - The Creativity Exchange - for the last few months. Was introduced to TED via Richard Florida's blog...also learned about the mega planning area - Torbufchester - in an email correspondence with Florida.
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