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Richard Florida

2012-05-01, Department, by Maureen Hannan

Richard FloridaPeople care for and protect the places they love. And, just as importantly, they tend to stay in and invite others to those places. Richard Florida, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, is a long-time observer of public spaces whose work focuses on the common factors and the socioeconomic impact of this “community attachment.” In our shift from an industrial- to a knowledge-based economy, abundant, walkable, “serendipitous” public spaces have....

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