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Richard Florida

Urbanist, Professor University of Toronto, Author Rise of the Creative Class

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Scheduled Appearances

Tech & Economy Track

Future of Cities

Crosscut Festival 2021
Thu May 6, 2021 | 5:00pm

The pandemic has changed how we live - and want to live. How will this affect cities?

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Featuring: Richard Florida, Monica Nickelsburg

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