Richard Florida at the Palace

richard floridaRichard Florida -- who's best known for his book Rise of the Creative Class -- will be giving a talk at the Palace Theater on September 24. Florida studies how demographic and cultural factors affect the economies of cities.

Florida be talking about some of the ideas in his latest book Who's Your City? - How the Creative Economy is Making the Place Where You Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life.

The central theme of Florida's work is that creative people -- a class that includes everyone from scientists to musicians -- are the key element to economic development in the 21st Century. He argues that cities and regions that do the best job of providing lifestyles attractive to these types of people will be the ones that succeed.

We've actually interviewed Florida at length. He's an engaging speaker -- and his work is not without its critics. It should be an interesting evening.

Tickets for the talk start at $40. There's also a $75 ticket that includes a book and a pre-show reception.

Photographers! AOA is a one of the sponsors of this event. We're curating a photo display on the Palace's theater screen. We're looking for interesting photos of spots around the Capital Region. We'll hook you up with a free ticket to the talk if we use your photos. Please contact us: editors |at| alloveralbany |dot| com

photo: Flickr user atp_tyreseus


$40 for a talk? Am I missing something here? I'll bet most of the area's "creative class" can't afford to go.

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