Cities and the Creative Class

  title={Cities and the Creative Class},
  author={Richard Florida},
  journal={City \& Community},
  pages={3 - 19}
  • R. Florida
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Economics
  • City & Community
Cities and regions have long captured the imagination of sociologists, economists, and urbanists. From Alfred Marshall to Robert Park and Jane Jacobs, cities have been seen as cauldrons of diversity and difference and as fonts for creativity and innovation. Yet until recently, social scientists concerned with regional growth and development have focused mainly on the role of firms in cities, and particularly on how these firms make location decisions and to what extent they concentrate together… 

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