Building Back?: Richard Florida Outlines His Vision for a ‘Post-Pandemic City’


Baltimore, United States. Image © ​Checubus | Shutterstock

Baltimore, United States. Image © ​Checubus | Shutterstock

America’s central business districts suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic through job losses and business closings, but they also have a good chance to recover if stakeholders can capitalize on trends that will shape the way people live and work in a post-pandemic economy. That’s the view of the author and urbanist Richard Florida, a professor at the University of Toronto and author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The New Urban Crisis.

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