Richard Florida, Co-Founder and Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic Cities; Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Professor, University of Toronto and NYU
Benjamin R. Barber is a Senior Research Scholar at The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, the President and Founder of the Interdependence Movement, and Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University. An internationally renowned political theorist, Dr. Barber brings an abiding concern for democracy and citizenship to issues of politics, globalization, culture and education in America and abroad. He consults regularly with political and civic leaders in the U.S. (President Clinton, Howard Dean) and around the world (Germany, U.K., Libya, Italy).
Richard Florida is Co-founder and Editor at Large of CityLab.com and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. He is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and Global Research Professor at NYU.
Urban studies theorist Richard Florida and Ben Barber, author of If Mayors Ruled the World, look at social mobility or 'permeability' in megacities and how an informal economy is pulling disadvantaged neighborhoods out of poverty.