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Richard Florida is Co-founder and Editor at Large of CityLab.com and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. He is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and Global Research Professor at NYU-SCPS. He is the author of The Rise of the Creative Class and founder of the Creative Class Group, which advises cities, governments, companies and non-profits around the world.

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What I Would Change About Mayors in Canada

(12) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 1:33 PM

Leading up to Canada Day, the Huffington Post blog team asked prominent Canadians what they would change about one aspect of our country. We are publishing their answers in our series "What I'd Change About Canada" leading up to July 1. You can find the full series here....
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Saving Capitalism from Itself

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 5:36 PM

This piece originally appeared in the Toronto Star.

You don't have to be a Marxist to wonder if capitalism has run its course. Though the stock market is soaring the economic recovery is jobless, millions remain un- or underemployed, and the economies of the world are mired in...

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Casinos Ruin Cities

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 4:51 PM

The debate over a casino in downtown Toronto is coming to a head. Mayor Rob Ford's executive committee of Toronto City Council voted 9-4 in favour of a downtown casino, putting the ultimate fate of the casino before a vote of the full City Council.

Ford said he was...

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Canada's Greatest Competitive Advantage? Our Creativity

(14) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 8:11 AM

Excerpted with permission from The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition, by Richard Florida. Available from Basic Books, a member of The Perseus Books Group. Copyright (C) 2012.

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Four years after the great economic and financial crash of 2008,...

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Canada's Most Creative Cities

(26) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 1:12 PM

This HuffPost exclusive excerpt from Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition is published with permission from the author. Available from Basic Books, a member of The Perseus Books Group. Copyright (C) 2012.


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Creativity has...

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