Richard Florida

University of Toronto

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Co-Founder and Editor at Large at The Atlantic Cities and Senior Editor at The Atlantic; Founder of the Creative Class Group at the University of Toronto, where he is Professor of Business and Creativity and Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute;  author of Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life, The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity, and The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life

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Are tech companies going to build the new company towns? Twenty cities across America are celebrating because they have been shortlisted to be Amazon’s HQ2. Los Angeles is one of them.

Silicon Valley and the new company towns

Are tech companies going to build the new company towns? Twenty cities across America are celebrating because they have been shortlisted to be Amazon’s HQ2. Los Angeles is one of them.

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At least 12 moviegoers are dead and 58 wounded after a gunman in a gas mask shot up the Batman premier at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Another Mass Shooting: Guns in America

At least 12 moviegoers are dead and 58 wounded after a gunman in a gas mask shot up the Batman premier at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

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It's only January, and already the race for the Republican presidential nomination feels like it's gone on forever and that it might never end.

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