The Rise of the creative class : and how it's transforming work, leisure, community, & everyday life / Richard Florida

By: Florida, Richard L.
ISBN: 0465024777.Edition: 1st ed.Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2004Description: XXX, 434 p.Summary: Millions of Americans are beginning to work and life the way creative people like artists and scientists always have and as a result our values and tastes, our personal relationships, our choices of where to live, and even our sense and use of time, are changing. Leading the shift are the nearly 38 million Americans in many diverse fields who create for a living the Creative Class. The first person to name this revolution was renowned urban studies theorist Richard Florida. In The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida chronicles the ongoing sea change in people's choices and attitudes and describes a society in which the creative ethos is increasingly dominant. With updated city rankings and a new preface, this is the national bestseller that swept the country and showed how the very future of our cities depends on a new economic class. (Font: Editor)
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Millions of Americans are beginning to work and life the way creative people like artists and scientists always have and as a result our values and tastes, our personal relationships, our choices of where to live, and even our sense and use of time, are changing. Leading the shift are the nearly 38 million Americans in many diverse fields who create for a living the Creative Class. The first person to name this revolution was renowned urban studies theorist Richard Florida. In The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida chronicles the ongoing sea change in people's choices and attitudes and describes a society in which the creative ethos is increasingly dominant. With updated city rankings and a new preface, this is the national bestseller that swept the country and showed how the very future of our cities depends on a new economic class. (Font: Editor)

Preface to the Paperback Edition -- Preface -- 1. The Transformation of Every day Life -- Part 1: The Creative Age ; 2. The Creative Ethos ; 3. The Creative Economy ; 4. The Creative Class -- Part 2. Work: 5. The Machine Shop and the Hair Salon ; 6. The Horizontal Labor Market ; 7. The No-Collar Workplace ; 8. Managing Creativity ; 9. The Time Warp -- Part 3. Life and Leisure: 10 The Experiential Life ; 11 The Big Morph (a Rant) -- Part 4. Community: 12. The Power of Place ; 13. The Geography of Creativity ; 14. Technology, Talent and Tolerance ; 15. From Social Capital to Creative Capital ; 16. Building the Creative Community ; 17. The Creative Class Grows Up -- Appendix A. Where the Numbers Come From -- Appendix B. Information on Updates -- Appendix C. The Memphis Manifesto -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index

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