Creative Class

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
March 18, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Condos are booming in Vancouver, and as a result the city's young creatives are being squeezed out.</p>
The Globe & Mail
March 17, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This report from <em>Progressive Urban Management Associates</em> outlines the ten trends that will impact downtowns over the next two decades.</p>
Downtown Idea Exchange