Co-Founder and Senior Editor
America’s top urban studies expert, Richard Florida is renowned for his bold look at how creativity is revolutionizing the global economy and driving economic development in cities. He is the author of international best sellers Who’s Your City and The Rise of the Creative Class, which won Harvard Business Review’s illustrious “Breakthrough Idea Award.” He is also founder of the Creative Class Group, an advisory-services firm whose ideas are used globally to transform the ways companies and nations do business.
Robert joined CityLab as its first General Manager in 2016. He oversees the growth and development of CityLab editorial, business and operations as it serves a global audience passionate about the future of cities. Prior to joining he led/co-led initiatives at The Atlantic and The New York Times on international growth and expansion. He has held senior executive positions within nonprofit and public service organizations in digital media, strategy and business development. He has two degrees, a B.A. from The George Washington University and a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.