Urbanist Richard Florida featured at Winnipeg Design Festival

The Winnipeg Foundation

Richard Florida
Richard Florida

For Immediate Release: Renowned Urbanist Richard Florida will discuss the new urban crisis facing cities on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The lecture is presented by The Winnipeg Foundation as part of the Winnipeg Design Festival. The event is timely given the public discourse around the health and wellness of our community.

Richard Florida is a researcher and professor, serving as Professor at University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management and a Distinguished Fellow at NYU and Florida International University. 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 published in April 2017. He serves as senior editor for The Atlantic, where he co-founded and serves as Editor-at-Large for CityLab.

Richard Florida
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
Doors at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd
Tickets: $25, or $10 for students
wpgfdn.org/RichardFlorida

The Winnipeg Design Festival is the largest annual event of StorefrontMB and the first festival in the province dedicated to the promotion and celebration of local design culture. This year marks the 7th annual festival and will be held from Sept. 26 to 29. For details: winnipegdesignfestival.net.

The Winnipeg Foundation is For Good. Forever. We help people give back to our shared community by connecting generous donors with causes they care about For Good. We’re are an endowment-based public foundation, so gifts are pooled and invested, and the annual earnings are distributed back to the community Forever. Formed in 1921, we are proud to be the first community foundation in Canada.

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For more information:
LuAnn Lovlin, CFRE
Director of Marketing & Communications, The Winnipeg Foundation
204-944-9474 ext. 232
204-781-9336 (cell)
Email LuAnn

David Penner
President, StorefrontMB (Winnipeg Design Festival)
204-298-6547
Email David

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