Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Creative Cities

After reading Rob's riffing about immigration and creative cities, I dug into Richard Florida's stuff again:
"Such people tend to be mobile. Having the skills and the means to live wherever they choose, they will be attracted to (or remain in) city-regions that offer the amenities and the broad 'quality of place' they desire."
This report also came out last week, bringing together some of the same ideas: Creative Cities: What Are They For, How Do They Work, and How Do We Build Them? This stuff interests me because it seems to be an obvious manifestation of lifestylism -- these mobile creative folks are living where they feel like it, rather than feeling trapped in any one place. They're also working where they want to in those places, and often when they want to, working as employees only if it suits their needs for a while.

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