Rise of The Creative Class, The

Richard Florida’s book The Rise of the Creative Class added new interpretations to the claim that people vote with their feet and move to the places with the best amenities and the strongest labor market. More than people simply acting on their residential and employment preferences, Florida argues that the people most sensitive to their living environment and most likely to relocate in search of the best place to live are those who have the most capacity to promote urban prosperity for the city as a whole. These people form the creative class.

The creative class comprises the talented and mobile city workers, found across occupations including science, engineering, arts, culture and entertainment, and the knowledge-based professions of management, finance, law, health care, and education. Florida ...

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