×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
     

Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life

5.0 1
by Richard Florida
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0307356973

ISBN-13: 2900307356979

Pub. Date: 03/24/2009

Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited

Place is not only important, it's more important than ever. In fact, choosing a place to live is as important to our happiness as choosing a spouse or career. And some regions, recent surveys show, really are happier than others. In Who's Your City?, Creative Class guru Richard Florida reports on this growing body of research that tells us what qualities of cities

Overview

Place is not only important, it's more important than ever. In fact, choosing a place to live is as important to our happiness as choosing a spouse or career. And some regions, recent surveys show, really are happier than others. In Who's Your City?, Creative Class guru Richard Florida reports on this growing body of research that tells us what qualities of cities and towns actually make people happy-and he explains how to use these ideas to make our own choices. Where we decide to live is a crucial decision in each of our lives, and Who's Your City? helps us to take full advantage of our range of choices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900307356979
Publisher:
Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Edition description:
Canadian
Pages:
416

Table of Contents

1 The Question of Where 1

Part I Why Place Matters

2 Spiky World 17

3 Rise of the Mega-Region 41

4 The Clustering Force 61

Part II The Wealth of Place

5 The Mobile and the Rooted 79

6 Where the Brains Are 91

7 Job-Shift 101

8 Superstar Cities 127

Part III The Geography of Happiness

9 Shiny Happy Places 147

10 Beyond Maslow's City 161

11 Cities Have Personalities, Too 187

Part IV Where We Live Now

12 Three Big Moves 217

13 The Young and the Restless 223

14 Married with Children 251

15 When the Kids Are Gone 275

16 Place Yourself 287

Acknowledgments 307

Appendices 311

Notes 335

Index 359

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago