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The rise of the creative class : and how it's transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life

Author: Richard L Florida
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2002.
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"Millions of Americans are beginning to work and live the way creative people like artists and scientists always have - and as a result our values and tastes, our personal relationships, our choices of where to live, and even our sense and use of time, are changing. Leading the shift are the nearly 38 million Americans in many diverse fields who create for a living - the Creative Class. The first person to name this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Florida
ISBN: 0465024769 9780465024766
OCLC Number: 49695187
Description: xii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. 1. The transformation of everyday life --
Part One, The Creative Age: 2. The creative ethos ; 3. The creative economy ; 4. The creative class --
Part Two, Work: 5. The machine shop and the hair salon ; 6. The horizontal labor market ; 7. The no-collar workplace ; 8. Managing creativity ; 9. The time warp --
Part Three, Life and leisure: 10. The experimental life ; 11. The big morph (a rant) --
Part Four, Community: 12. The power of place ; 13. The geography of creativity ; 14. Technology, talent and tolerance ; 15. From social capital to creative capital ; 16. Building the creative community ; 17. The creative class grows up.
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Richard Florida traces the fundamental theme that runs through a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing role of creativity in the economy. He describes a society in  Read more...

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"An exhaustive study that ought to be read by every city planner and economic developer who wants to thrive in the next century.... It tells us a lot about ourselves, where we've been and where we Read more...

 
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Great as an overview or for specific cities

by alicesneary (WorldCat user published 2008-10-24) Excellent Permalink

I picked up this book as the authoritative text on the so-called "creative class." It did not disappoint. Despite being a little more academic than other quick-to-absorb-the-concept business books, it was still highly readable and packed with research data.

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