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The Cap Times : Madison360: A decade later, Madison still makes the ‘creative class’ grade

Florida’s 2002 bestseller, “The Rise of the Creative Class,” has sparked many debates about the relative importance of creativity to the economic health of cities. In his new book, “The Rise of the Creative Class — Revisited,” Florida reiterates, updates and expands on his bottom line: “Cities need a people climate as much, and perhaps even more, than they need a business climate.” Paul Fanlund interviews Richard Florida asking him a series of Madison-centric questions.

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November 2, 2012
Creative ClassCreative Class Communities

Columbus Underground : Richard Florida to Speak in Columbus about our Creative Economy

Florida speaks at COSI at the 2012 Innovate Columbus event presented by TechColumbus and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Columbus Underground’s Walker had the opportunity to chat with Richard to learn a bit more about how his ideas apply specifically to Columbus, and to preview what we can expect during his presentation.

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November 2, 2012
Creative Class CommunitiesEconomyTalent, Technology and Tolerance

MidCitiesOnline.com : Creating a shared economic prosperity for the Metroplex requires a four-T approach

For the past year, Richard Florida and his Creative Class Group have partnered with UT Arlington to examine the region’s assets and challenges. The effort engaged representatives from the School of Architecture, the College of Education and Health Professions, and the School of Urban and Public Affairs, with input from major chambers of commerce, local elected officials, Vision North Texas, the North Texas Commission, and civic groups.

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September 27, 2012
Creative Class CommunitiesUrban

UT Alrington Magazine : Building an Urban Utopia

For the past year the Creative Class Group has partnered with UT Arlington to examine the region’s assets and challenges. The joint effort engaged representatives from the School of Architecture, the College of Education and Health Professions, and the School of Urban and Public Affairs, with input from major chambers of commerce, local elected officials, Vision North Texas, the North Texas Commission, and civic groups.

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August 14, 2012