Creative Class

April 13, 2011, 2pm PDT
Tom Vanderbilt argues that manufacturing will never disappear from our cities, because the creative class will always seek small-scale industry to make their ideas a reality.
The Wilson Quarterly
February 1, 2011, 10am PST
Artists tend to flock to big cities where their art can be bought and appreciated, but economic hard times are sending artists fleeing towards cheaper rents on homes and studio space.
Utne Reader
December 22, 2010, 7am PST
Artists are flocking to a town in Turkey that promises "authentic village life." The architect behind the plan says that the project has attracted creatives who "miss natural and pure human relations."
Daily News & Economic Review
December 17, 2010, 9am PST
Thomas Sevcik says that hoping for an economic benefit by attracting the creative class and artists is a wrongheaded strategy.
Urban Omnibus
December 1, 2010, 10am PST
As the debate over new bike lanes pits New Yorkers against each other, people should refocus on the economic benefits the lanes can provide, argues Richard Florida.
New York Daily News
October 20, 2010, 2pm PDT
Charles Landry, like Richard Florida, is focused on the importance of talent in the economic health of cities. But Landry defines the "creative class" much more broadly.
strategy+business
August 28, 2010, 11am PDT
Richard Florida plots the geography of class on a map of Toronto to show the deep economic divisions at work in an almost "completely post industrial," city.
Creative Class
June 28, 2010, 2pm PDT
Vincent Valk looks at the dogged pursuit by cities for new college graduates, and asks if that strategy really pays off in the end.
Next American City
April 1, 2010, 9am PDT
The recession has left many real estate properties empty across the country. In Los Angeles, some of those empty spaces are being revived by the city's artists.
Core77
January 9, 2010, 9am PST
A new manifesto is being circulated in Hamburg, Germany, where city officials have used the concept of the "creative class" to rebrand the city and lure in creative people. The resulting gentrification of the city has many locals upset.
Der Spiegel
January 6, 2010, 6am PST
Ryan Avent offers a counterpoint to a recent article critiquing the urban economic theories of Richard Florida, arguing that the movement of people and the "creative class" to cities based on employment is the heart of urban economics.
Seeking Alpha
November 9, 2009, 5am PST
<em>Cool Town Studios</em> offers this list of 19 development types for the creative class.
Cool Town Studios
September 21, 2009, 2pm PDT
Detroit's creative class is making the switch from designing cars to couture, as local boosters push the manufacturing culture into a new industry: Fashion.
CNNMoney.com
June 1, 2009, 8am PDT
Columnist Josh Leon agrees with Richard Florida's assessment that greater mobility would be better for the economy and the creative class, but wonders what will happen to the immobile and un-creative.
Next American City
June 1, 2009, 6am PDT
The group tasked with reenergizing Bermondsey Square in southeast London see their target audience as "urban safarians."
Building
May 18, 2009, 12pm PDT
Cities like Portland and Austin have been magnets for young professionals. Amid the recession, these cities have few jobs to offer. But the hipsters keep coming.
The Wall Street Journal
November 7, 2008, 9am PST
Joel Kotkin believes that the Obama victory is a sign that the 'creative class' - as detailed by Richard Florida - is coming into power, and that traditional business will be pushed aside.
New Geography
October 23, 2008, 10am PDT
London, Ontario has been focused on retaining and embracing its creative class. The city remains optimistic that it's on the right track toward becoming a creative city--which has been good news for its economy.
The Londoner
October 5, 2008, 1pm PDT
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.
Creative Class Exchange
September 7, 2008, 11am PDT
The "creative class" is using the Internet and the blog world to drum up new ideas for combating sprawl and placelessness. This article argues it's only a matter of time before these urban thinkers go from blogging to local politics.
The St. Petersburg Times