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.
Crain’s talked with urbanist Richard Florida about some of the opportunities and challenges Chicago faces as it tries to remake its economy and shine more light on its technology companies.
Richard Florida, professor at University of Toronto and NYU, and senior editor of The Atlantic, was in London when he caught up with Adam Leipzig for an interview. His book, The Rise of the Creative Class, transformed Leipzig’s thinking about how creative people work and affect society; the tenth anniversary edition, The Rise of the Creative Class – Revisited, goes even further and helps us understand how to focus our efforts in the coming decade.
Britannica contributing editor Gregory McNamee caught up with Florida to ask a few questions about the new version of his book, The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, in which, having crunched the numbers on 300-plus U.S. metropolitan areas, he observes, “Human capital may reflect richer places, but it seems that the creative class makes a place more productive.”
Ten years ago, Richard Florida published his first book about how creativity was emerging as a common
element shaping America’s economy, geography,communities, and jobs. Now, in The Rise of the Creative Class: Revisited, Florida reveals updated statistics and discusses how the United States has reached a Creative Age that will be the driving force behind its economic recovery. Florida recently spoke with U.S. News about how creativity has pervaded every aspect of Americans’ lives, but has also
caused a new kind of class divide.
Richard Florida speaks with U.S. News about how creativity has pervaded every aspect of Americans’ lives, but has also caused a new kind of class divide.
Ten years ago, Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class turned its author into an unlikely academic rock star. Since then, the urban guru has become a Toronto resident, the head of U of T’s Martin Prosperity Institute, and an international lightning rod. He recently released a 10th-anniversary edition of the aforementioned tome. Courtney Shea catches up with Florida at one of his favorite Hogtown destinations, the Brick Works.
RAINE Magazine recently caught up with Mr.
Florida to gain insight on what is coming up in the new book, The Rise of the Creative Class Revisted and why his research and analysis of the creative class is so innovative.
Urban Times’, Josh O’Conner, interviews Richard Florida in conjunction with the release of his new book The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited.