“From Coal to Cool”: The Creative Class, Social Capital, and the Revitalization of Scranton

@article{Rich2013FromCT,
  title={“From Coal to Cool”: The Creative Class, Social Capital, and the Revitalization of Scranton},
  author={Meghan Ashlin Rich},
  journal={Journal of Urban Affairs},
  year={2013},
  volume={35},
  pages={365 - 384}
}
  • Meghan Ashlin Rich
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Urban Affairs
  • ABSTRACT: This study examines the processes of revitalization within small cities, using Scranton, a postindustrial city in Northeast Pennsylvania, as a case study. Through qualitative interviews, I examine the motivation factors for key players in the revitalization of Scranton’s downtown, such as business owners, city and nonprofit administrators, and cultural leaders. Revitalizers are heavily influenced by Richard Florida’s creative class theory in that they strongly believe that promoting… CONTINUE READING
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