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City Talks: Richard Florida on the future of cities after the Coronavirus

In this episode of City Talks Andrew Carter is joined by Professor Richard Florida to discuss what the future holds for cities after the immediate effects of Coronavirus have passed.

Podcast published on 16 April 2020


The Covid-19 pandemic has completely altered urban life. From San Francisco to Seoul hundreds of millions of city dwellers have faced restrictions to their day-to-day lives, with huge economic and social consequences.

In this episode of City Talks Andrew Carter is joined by Professor Richard Florida of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to discuss what the future holds for cities after the immediate effects of Coronavirus have passed, including:

  • How will professional and social life in cities change in the near future?
  • Will the virus exacerbate existing socioeconomic divides?
  • What are the prospects for more devolution now central government has grown significantly in many countries?

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