ULI PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON (May 24, 2012) – Internationally acclaimed urban theorist Richard Florida, author of numerous books on the 21st century urban evolution including The Rise of the Creative Class, Who’s Your City, and The Great Reset, has been named a senior visiting fellow for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The institute, with nearly 30,000 members worldwide, is a nonprofit education and research institute dedicated to responsible land use and the creation of thriving communities around the globe.
Florida, senior editor for The Atlantic and director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and Professor of Business and Creativity at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, is one of the world’s leading thought leaders on global trends, economics, prosperity, competitiveness and urban growth. His research provides data-driven insights into the social, economic and demographic factors that are changing the world’s economy.
As a ULI senior visiting fellow, Florida will speak at four of the institute’s major meetings, collaborate with ULI members and staff, and contribute content and thought leadership to ignite dialogue and discussion on city building. His first presentation in this role will be Wednesday, May 30, at ULI Europe’s “Creating a Legacy” real estate trends conference in London, which will explore the long-term investment and development opportunities related to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.