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Leading Urbanist and Author Richard Florida to Deliver Keynote Address at AoU Congress, Cork

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Richard Florida, Author The New Urban Crisis, University of Toronto © Lorne Bridgman

Influential author and one of the world’s leading urbanists will deliver Cork AoU Congress Keynote on Friday 29 June.

Richard Florida is a researcher and professor, serving as University Professor and Director of Cities at the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute, and a Distinguished Fellow at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

He is a writer and journalist, having penned several global best sellers, including the award winning The Rise of the Creative Class and his most recent book, The New Urban Crisis. He serves as senior editor for The Atlantic, where he co-founded and serves as Editor-at-Large for CityLab. Dr. Florida is an entrepreneur, as founder of the Creative Class Group which works closely with companies and governments worldwide. A 2013 MIT study named him the world’s most influential thought leader. And TIME magazine recognised his Twitter feed as one of the 140 most influential in the world.

About AoU Conference
AoU Annual Congress 2018 will take place in Cork, Ireland,  27 - 30 June. The Annual Congress is an inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining opportunity to exchange ideas and hear leading-edge thinking from urbanists around the globe. It is an opportunity to embed the Academy within a city and utilise the assembled expertise of Academicians to tackle live local issues through hands-on workshops, walking tours and discussions.

Where better to explore this than in Cork, Ireland’s great maritime city on the Atlantic rim of Europe. Once the staging post for European emigration to the US, it now sees people and investment flow in the other direction. Read More: Why Cork? Why now?


For live information on the speakers, programme and venues please visit the Annual Congress website: https://congress.academyofurbanism.org.uk/

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