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Richard Florida

Richard Florida

Director, Martin Prosperity Institute  
Professor of Business and Creativity

Degrees:

PhD in Urban Planning, Columbia University
BA in Political Science, Rutgers College

Bio

Richard Florida is Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Previously, Florida has held professorships at George Mason University and Carnegie Mellon University and taught as a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT. Florida earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His research provides unique, data-driven insight into the social, economic and demographic factors that drive the 21st century world economy.
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