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Living for the City: The Creative Class and What Remote Work Means for the Future of Cities

May 24, 2021 43 Minute Listen

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What will the future city look like? Who will live and work there? Urbanist Richard Florida and CBRE’s Global Chief Economist Richard Barkham join Spencer Levy to answer these and other compelling topics in a wide-ranging discussion on CBDs and the suburbs, remote work and the creative class.

Living for the City: The Creative Class and What Remote Work Means for the ...

May 24, 2021 43 Minute Listen


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Richard Florida

Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading urbanists. He is a researcher and professor, serving as University Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management, and a Faculty Chair at NYU’s Schack School of Real Estate. He is a writer and journalist, having penned several global best sellers, including the award winning The Rise of the Creative Class and his most recent book, The New Urban Crisis. He is co-founder of CityLab, the leading publication devoted to cities and urbanism. He is an entrepreneur, as founder of the Creative Class Group which works closely with companies and governments worldwide.

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Richard Barkham, Ph.D.

Director, Executive Managing

Richard Barkham leads a global team of nearly 600 research experts who help CBRE’s clients understand the forces shaping the commercial real estate industry. One of the world’s leading real estate economists, Richard combines the theoretical framework of an academic with hands-on experience in development to deliver actionable insights for real estate investors and occupiers. A frequent source for both clients and journalists navigating moments of economic volatility, he is particularly interested in the role government stimulus plays in long-term economic recoveries.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.

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