Globalization and technology have created new options of working from anywhere, but that hasn’t de-emphasized the importance of where a worker lives. Arguably, place is becoming more important.
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Throughout and since his successful campaign for Lexington mayor, Jim Newberry has cited the writings of urban studies theorist Richard Florida, whose best-selling Rise of the Creative Class has contributed to a surge of urban revitalization efforts from coast to coast.
We assume in an age of globalization that it doesn’t matter where you live: Technology allows us to do our jobs from home, be it on a tropical beach or in a rural community. Best-selling author and urbanologist Richard Florida disagrees.
Bestselling author, academic, and prominent public intellectual Richard Florida talks to Joseph Planta about his latest book, Who’s Your City? How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life (Random House, 2008).
For the first time ever, says author and Toronto University’s Business and Creativity Professor Richard Florida, many of us have the freedom and economic means to choose our place — and the opportunity to find the place that fits us best is even more important than choosing a career or even a spouse.
Richard Florida on NPR says many of us have the freedom and economic means to choose our place — and the opportunity to find the place that fits us best is even more important than choosing a career or even a spouse.