Richard Florida explores why people—especially talented Creative Class people, who have lots of choices—opt to locate in certain places? What draws them to some places and not to others? Economists and social scientists have paid a great deal of attention to the location decisions of companies, but they have virtually ignored how people, especially creative people, make the same choices.
Florida has published several books on the theme of the creative class including, most recently, The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, a substantial revision of his 2002 volume.
The thrust of Florida’s thesis is unchanged: growth of creative industries depends on the “3Ts” — technology, talent and social tolerance. But he has refined his arguments and updated statistical evidence.
In this newest installment of our Creative Spaces series, we have scoured scoured the world for playgrounds old and new, large and small with a visit to any one of them leaving you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
In this newest installment of our Creative Spaces series, we have scoured the streets of cities in North America and the UK to bring you the most compelling graffiti projects we could find.
In this newest installment of our Creative Spaces series, we have assembled a slideshow of memorable parking garages from all over the world.
In this newest installment of our Creative Spaces series, we have assembled a slideshow of the world’s top 10 creative restaurant spaces, places that highlight creativity, art, design, sustainability, and the surrounding landscape.
In this newest installment of our Creative Spaces series, we have assembled a slideshow to highlight some of the brave new offices that celebrate and enable creativity, through design, artwork, and architecture. These spaces aren’t necessarily high style — but all of them promote transparency, flexibility and cater to the new ways of working.
Rana Florida’s series, Creative Spaces, which started out with homes, has expanded to cities with this edition featuring some of most inspired repurposed buildings we’ve seen, in Maastricht and elsewhere.