The Memphis Manifesto: Cities And The Creative Class

Neal Peirce reviews the Memphis Manifesto that encourages cities to become "communities of ideas" by attracting the "creative class."
June 19, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The theory has sounded great ever since Richard Florida expounded it in his 2002 book, "The Rise of the Creative Class": Cities will prosper if they lay out a welcome mat for people who specialize in creative ideas that spur new and varied economic activity--scientists, artists, entertainers, engineers, high-end managers...How does a town actually draw the mobile and talented 25-to-34-year-olds who can add spice and verve to its economic mix?...This spring, Memphis set out to find out."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Sunday, June 15, 2003 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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