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A provocative new way to think about why we live as we do today-and where we might be headed.
Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class quickly achieved classic status for its identification of forces then only beginning to reshape our economy, geography, and workplace. Weaving story-telling with original research, Richard Florida identified a fundamental shift linking a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing importance of creativity in people's work lives and the emergence of a class of people unified by their engagement in creative work. Millions of us were beginning to work and live much as creative types like artists and scientists always had, Florida observed, and this Creative Class was determining how the workplace was organized, what companies would prosper or go bankrupt, and even which cities would thrive.
In The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, Florida further refines his occupational, demographic, psychological, and economic profile of the Creative Class, incorporates a decade of research, and adds five new chapters covering the global effects of the Creative Class and exploring the factors that shape "quality of place" in our changing cities and suburbs.
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About the Author
Richard Florida, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto';s Rotman School of Management and Global Research Professor at New York University, is the founder of the Creative Class Group and a senior editor for The Atlantic. He lives in Toronto.
Table of Contents
Preface to The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited vii
Preface to the Original Edition xxi
1 The Transformation of Everyday Life 1
Part 1 The Creative Age
2 The Creative Economy 15
3 The Creative Class 35
Part 2 Work
4 The Machine Shop and the Hair Salon 65
5 Brave New Workplace 84
6 No-Collar 100
Part 3 Life
7 Time Warp 125
8 The Experiential Life 133
9 The Big Morph 157
Part 4 Community
10 Place Matters 183
11 The Geography of Class 203
12 The 3T's of Economic Development 228
13 Global Reach 266
14 Quality of Place 280
15 Building the Creative Community 304
Part 5 Contradictions
16 The Geography of Inequality 353
17 The Inclining Significance of Class 366
18 Every Single Human Being Is Creative 383