The article marries Michael Porter’s industrial cluster theory of traded and local clusters to Richard Florida’
s occupational approach of creative and routine workers to gain a better understanding of the process of economic development. By combining these two approaches, four major industrial – occupational categories are identified.
For professor and journalist Richard Florida, the most restless people in the planet are building a new world. In
this new world, excessive consumption and unrestrained use of natural resources are replaced by continual
innovation. In this exclusive interview to Mundo Corporativo, he explains why creativity, innovation, and human development are crucial to keep thriving in the economy of the future.
In 2002, the American economist and sociologist Richard Florida published the book “The Rise of the Creative Class”, which became a bestseller. Florida made a close connection between the future development of cities and the development of the “creative class”: Cities will flourish if they are able to attract these rising stars of the 21st century and persuade them to be long-term residents.
An ever-growing group of
Americans is proving vital to
our society. Its members are
educated, employed in a variety
of industries, and engaged in a
lifestyle that values individuality,
originality, and participation.
They’re steadfast in their
goals, resolute in their attitudes
and ideals, and just plain happy
with the paths they’ve decided
to follow-so much so that
they are reshaping commerce
and communities.They are the “Creative Class”.
The rise of the ‘creative class’ as the motor of economic growth means that countries which promote technology, talent and tolerance will do best. Will this lead to higher inequality? Not necessarily argues Richard Florida.
The academic and author explains how creative companies and the venture capital that drives them are increasingly flowing to cities, and what that means for economic and societal development.
“For a place to harness creativity, it must be open to the creativity of all. Not just techies or the creative class, but everyone,” argues Richard Florida. For the author of The Rise of the Creative Class, openness is a key factor in a city’s economic growth.
Richard Florida recently spoke at the Business of Design Week 2013 event in Hong Kong hosted by the Hong Kong Design Centre. He says allowing people the right to be themselves will improve Hong Kong’s economy.
Creativity is at once our most precious resource and our most inexhaustible one. As anyone who has ever spent any time with children knows, every single human being is born creative; every human being is innately endowed with the ability to combine and recombine data, perceptions, materials and ideas, and devise new ways of thinking and doing. Cities are the true fonts of creativity.
Richard Florida, journalist, founder of creative group, author and global leader in urbanism, has brought a breath of fresh air to the field of urban renovation, especially after the collapse of the global housing bubble. Florida has been a prominent figure in the economic sphere since 1990, when he wrote his first book exploring the technological boom of Silicon Valley. His theories are characterized by his ability to recognize something many intellectuals had ignored: cultural diversity stimulates the economy.
Richard Florida speaking Friday, November 16th at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts.
Richard Florida explores why people—especially talented Creative Class people, who have lots of choices—opt to locate in certain places? What draws them to some places and not to others? Economists and social scientists have paid a great deal of attention to the location decisions of companies, but they have virtually ignored how people, especially creative people, make the same choices.
Florida has published several books on the theme of the creative class including, most recently, The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, a substantial revision of his 2002 volume.
The thrust of Florida’s thesis is unchanged: growth of creative industries depends on the “3Ts” — technology, talent and social tolerance. But he has refined his arguments and updated statistical evidence.
Four years after the great economic and financial crash of 2008, the U.S. economy continues to sputter and Europe teeters on the brink of economic collapse. Only one advanced nation has been able to rebound to pre-crisis levels of jobs and economic output: Canada.
Excerpted with permission from The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition, by Richard Florida. The tectonic upheavals our economy is enduring are the result not just of ﬁnancial shenanigans by the global One Percent, but of a deeper and more fundamental shift — the passing of the old industrial order as it gives way to the emerging Creative Economy. If we wish to build lasting prosperity we cannot rely on market forces and the Invisible Hand alone to guide us. The grand challenge of our time is to invent new institutional structures that will guide the emergence of a new economic order, while channeling its energies in ways that benefit society as a whole.
In this newest installment of our Creative Spaces series, we have scoured scoured the world for playgrounds old and new, large and small with a visit to any one of them leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
In this newest installment of our Creative Spaces series, we have scoured the streets of cities in North America and the UK to bring you the most compelling graffiti projects we could find.
In this newest installment of our Creative Spaces series, we have assembled a slideshow of memorable parking garages from all over the world.
In this newest installment of our Creative Spaces series, we have assembled a slideshow of the world’s top 10 creative restaurant spaces, places that highlight creativity, art, design, sustainability, and the surrounding landscape.
Richard Florida’s column in the Business Insider discussing our most important resource which is us – the creative potential that is in every human being.For perhaps the first time in human history, the further progress of our economy is inextricably tied up with the further development of our essential humanity.
In this newest installment of our Creative Spaces series, we have assembled a slideshow to highlight some of the brave new offices that celebrate and enable creativity, through design, artwork, and architecture. These spaces aren’t necessarily high style — but all of them promote transparency, flexibility and cater to the new ways of working.
Rana Florida’s series, Creative Spaces, which started out with homes, has expanded to cities with this edition featuring some of most inspired repurposed buildings we’ve seen, in Maastricht and elsewhere.