Richard Florida says we have to put cities and sustainable urbanization and economic development at the very top of our agendas.
Cities are at the very center of the many grand challenges we face—climate change, poverty, job creation, public health, sustainable energy, and inclusive development. Urbanization promises great things—it has the power to lift living standards, to create economic opportunity, to raise gross domestic product. But left to its own devices, it cannot deliver the goods.
The Winnipeg Foundation is sponsoring Richard Florida’s lecture for StorefrontMB’s Winnipeg Design Festival.