Richard Florida at the WAG

The Winnipeg Foundation

Cities are at the very center of the many grand challenges we face—climate change, poverty, job creation, public health, sustainable energy, and inclusive development. Urbanization promises great things—it has the power to lift living standards, to create economic opportunity, to raise gross domestic product. But left to its own devices, it cannot deliver the goods.

In his lecture, world-renowned urbanist Richard Florida will outline how global cities are a significant dimension of the “New Urban Crisis.” The coming century will see the greatest wave of urbanization in human history as another 7 or 8 billion people—more than are on the face of the earth today—move to cities, most of them in the poorest reaches of the developing world. More than 60 percent of the urban infrastructure that humans will need in the next half-century is yet to be built. Trillions upon trillions of dollars will be spent building new cities and retrofitting existing ones. Florida says we have to put cities and sustainable urbanization and economic development at the very top of our agendas.

The Winnipeg Foundation is sponsoring Richard Florida's lecture for StorefrontMB's Winnipeg Design Festival.

Thursday, September 27th 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd

$25 for the general public
$10 for students (Limited Tickets Available)

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About the Winnipeg Design Festival
This festival is StorefrontMB's largest annual event and the first festival in Manitoba dedicated to the promotion and celebration of local design culture. This year's festival is from September 26th to 29th. To learn more, visit Winnipeg Design Festival.