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Cities and Creative Class

Cities and Creative Class - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415948876

Cover of Cities and Creative Class 04 (ISBN 978-0415948876)
ISBN13: 978-0415948876
ISBN10: 0415948878
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Cities and Creative Class - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415948876

Richard Florida

ISBN13: 978-0415948876
ISBN10: 0415948878
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: The Creative Capital Theory

Part I: The People Economy

Chapter 2: Competing in the Age of Talent
Chapter 3: The Economic Geography of Talent

Part II: Creativity and Diversity

Chapter 4: Bohemia and Economic Geography
Chapter 5: Technology and Tolerance

Part III: Place and the New City

Chapter 6: Cities and the Creative Class
Chapter 7: Rebuilding Lower Manhattan for the Creative Age

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