“What Shapes the City?” A discussion with Richard Florida and Adam Greenfield
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre | 93 Charles St West
This is a free, ticketed event, all attendees are required to present their printed or mobile ticket to gain admission to the event.
“What Shapes the City?” will explore which emerging forms of expertise and technology can claim the most promising and comprehensive purview over the planning, design and transformation of cities.
Richard Florida is Director of Cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Director, Cities and University Professor at the University of Toronto. He is also Global Research Professor at New York University, and the founder of the Creative Class Group. He is a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he co-founded and serves as Editor-at-Large for CityLab, the world’s leading media site devoted to cities and urban affairs. A 2013 MIT study named him the world’s most influential thought leader and along with his colleagues Roger Martin and Don Tapscott he ranks as a leading management thinker as well. TIME magazine recognized his Twitter feed as one of the 140 most influential in the world.
Adam Greenfield is a London-based urbanist and writer, most recently of the best-selling Against the smart city (2013). His next book, Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life, is forthcoming from Verso in the spring. Former rock critic. Former bike messenger. Former psychological operations sergeant. Former head of design direction for service and user interface design at Nokia.