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Cities and the Creative Class - Richard Florida

Cities and the Creative Class

Hardcover Published: 23rd December 2004
ISBN: 9780415948869
Number Of Pages: 208

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In his compelling follow-up to "The Rise of the Creative Class," Richard Florida outlines how certain cities succeed in attracting members of the "creative class"--the millions of people who work in information-age economic sectors and in industries driven by innovation and talent. Cities that succeed, Florida argues, are those that are able to attract and retain creative class members. They don't do this through the traditional strategies of tax incentives, suburban housing developments, and loose regulation, though; creative class members don't care about those details. Rather, they care about amenities and tolerance, and are drawn to cities with thriving bohemias and large gay populations. It is no coincidence, Florida asserts, that places likes Austin and San Francisco with their highly publicized open-mindedness and bohemia are at the forefront of the new economy, while cities like Detroit, in contrast, can't succeed unless they actively become a magnet for the creative class.
To prove his point, Florida presents a mass of information on the cities he cites, both thriving and failing cities, including gay and bohemian indices. Focusing on the economic geography of place, Florida explains lays out what cities need to do to have a chance at success.

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"Florida and others are changing the American urban agenda. This is a guidebook to the new knowledge-based economy. He mines the best available research to lay out powerful new policy options. No wonder he is in such demand." - Terry Nichols Clark, Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Fiscal Austerity and Urban Innovation Project, University of Chicago

The Creative Capital Theory
The People Econom y
Competing in the Age of Talent
The Economic Geography of Talent
Creativity and Diversity
Bohemia and Economic Geography
Technology and Tolerance
Place and the New City
Cities and the Creative Class
Rebuilding Lower Manhattan for the Creative Age
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ISBN: 9780415948869
ISBN-10: 041594886X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 23rd December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1