How Cities Can Compete - An Illustrated Guide

An artist recently drew an interpretation of a speech by author Richard Florida about the "creative class", competition between cities and the importance of place.

"Torhild Eide Torgersen, an artist from Norway, drew 'Why Place Matters' during Richard's recent speech in Larvik."

Click through to see the drawing, which tracks Florida's ideas about how cities can embrace their individual strengths and compete in an increasingly globalized world.

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