Richard Florida’s Ideas of Creative Capital

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Richard Florida's Ideas of Creative Capital
Richard Florida (2003) created an international stir with his theory of “creative capital” (7) as the primary impact on economic growth and stability in cities. It is his contention that it is the creative sector of the workforce that must be wooed to cities to make those cities successful. Beyond just economic draws with employment opportunities, cities must be vital, offer “lifestyle options” (2002,6), be places where creative and well-educated individuals will choose to live as well as be employed. His concepts have led cities around the world endeavoring to meet his challenge by recreating living and working spaces that appeal to those he defines as creative.
Florida’s earlier work (2002)...
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