Richard Florida on post-pandemic mingling and the fate of the 9-to-5 workday

Jun 04, 2021 | Brian Moore


Richard Florida spoke to John Stackhouse and Trinh Theresa Do about remote work, the post-pandemic creative class, and how COVID will reinvent the office district.

The RBC Conversation

The pandemic upended urban patterns and rituals, paralyzed public transportation, emptied out public spaces and replaced in-person business meetings with Zoom calls. Just how many of these changes will outlive the crisis is a question Richard Florida, urbanist and author of The Rise of the Creative Class, is uniquely placed to answer. Cities—and the ways we live and create within them—have long inspired Florida’s writing, thinking and teaching at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.


Click here for the full conversation; The RBC Conversation.