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Deloitte Magazine : Creativity for the new economy

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.

June 22, 2015
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Uniplan : Read : Richard Florida: The Creative City

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.

June 8, 2015
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Creative Living : Chasing originality, powering growth

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”.

December 17, 2014
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The New York Times : Cities Are the Fonts of Creativity

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.

September 17, 2013
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Faena Sphere : Agents of Change

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.

September 4, 2013
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Urban Land Magazine : What Draws Creative People? Quality of Place

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.

November 2, 2012
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The Australian : Creativity as an engine of prosperity for any member of the workforce

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.

August 20, 2012
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The Huffington Post : The Creative Compact

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.

July 12, 2012
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The Huffington Post : Creative Spaces : Where to Find Inspiration

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.

January 17, 2012