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

by Richard Florida
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ISBN-10:
0465018092
ISBN-13:
9780465018093
Pub. Date:
06/30/2009
Publisher:
Basic Books
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Overview

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


In the age of globalization, some claim that where you live doesn't matter: Alaska, Idaho, and Alabama are interchangeable. The world is, after all, flat.

Not so fast. Place, argues the great urbanist Richard Florida, is not only important, it's more important than ever. In fact, choosing a place to live is as important to your 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 your own choices. This indispensable guide to how people can choose where to live and what those choices mean to their lives and their communities is essential reading for everyone from urban planners and mayors to recent graduates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465018093
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 259,468
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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

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