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Richard Florida: How the "great reset" has changed the country

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AIR DATE: September 9, 2011

Author and urban theorist, Richard Florida's book The Great Reset said new economies often rise from the ashes of the old ones bringing with them new types of growth and prosperity. Florida writes in a recent piece in The Atlantic that Great Resets unfold not from top-down policies and programs but gradually, as millions upon millions of people respond to challenging economic times by changing the ways that they live. So what about a place like Las Vegas that has been slow to recover? Richard Florida joins us to discuss how the future economy will shape Las Vegas and how the country has changed since the recession began.

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Richard Florida, Sr Ed, The Atlantic and Professor, University of Toronto

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    wow i only heared part of your talk, very interesting. would you be interested in coming to las vegas and talking?
    kelly stillwellSep 7, 2011 21:20:21 PM
    Mr. Florida is correct. Living patterns are changing and Las Vegas is at the forefront. Unfortunately, government stands in the way. Its building codes have been developed to require old homes to meet new construction standards. This will require demolition of old downtown buildings or cause renovation costs that will exceed new construction costs.
    Ed UehlingSep 7, 2011 09:45:31 AM
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