Dr. Richard Florida encourages cities and regions to consider how diversity, creativity and innovation can contribute to attracting creative talent and investment, and shape inclusive and sustainable development. He then unpacks how non-metropolitan areas can benefit from a greater influx of creative people and capital, especially in the wake of the pandemic.
En mars 2022, le nombre de postes vacants au Canada a dépassé le million pour la première fois. Cette situation a suscité des préoccupations généralisées au sujet des pénuries de main-d’œuvre, et le Canada n’est pas le seul dans ce cas. Alors que le chômage atteint des niveaux records, les signalements de pénuries sont devenus monnaie courante dans les pays de l’OCDE.
In March 2022, a record 4.5 million US workers quit their jobs. Workers were already voting with their feet before the pandemic but recently many more have been heading for the exit. A Great Resignation is underway.
The Covid-19 pandemic created a new normal of consuming culture from the couch. Policy makers must take advantage of the great re-opening to expand participation and create equitable access to culture. Where do they start to improve well-being?
“Passport for Work” is a project in Eindhoven – an online platform, where job seekers engage in gamified assessments to build an overview of their skills and other professional attributes.
Every year the city of Brussels imports over 60 000 tons of wood, when the wood could be sourced from the Sonian Forest just outside the city. Instead, most of the wood sourced from the forest is exported to Asia to be processed and sent back as finished products. The Sonian Wood Coop was launched in 2019 to change this dynamic.
Established during Germany’s “refugee crisis” six years ago, the ReDI School of Digital Integration brings together IT professionals to teach coding and basic computer skills to refugees and migrants.
Teleworking transformed the world of work for many over the last two years. Many commentators have speculated that it will change our geography too – as people leave cities for greener environments and more affordable housing.