Creative people, classes, neighbourhoods and cities

Volume: 3 Issue: 10

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The concept of creativity, as applied to people, classes, neighbourhoods and cities, has been thrust into the limelight by the success of Richard Florida's book The Rise of the Creative Class. In this context, the arts, culture, creativity and innovation are receiving significant attention from economic development and urban planning spheres. But what does a creative city look like? How do artists and cultural organizations contribute to this urban ecology? This issue of the Arts Research Monitor attempts to synthesize a variety of reports on the topic of creative people, classes, neighbourhoods and cities.
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  • The concept of creativity, as applied to people, classes, neighbourhoods and cities, has been thrust into the limelight by the success of Richard Florida's book The Rise of the Creative Class. In this analysis, people want to live 'where things happen', creative class workers flock to creative locales, and jobs follow people, not the other way around.