In his best-selling book, Who’s Your City?, Dr. Florida argues that the world is a “spiky place”, characterized by a concentration of economic activity, innovation, and resulting prosperity in a relatively small number of urban hotspots around the planet.
A report by Richard Florida and Kevin Stolarick, at the Martin Prosperity Institute, in Who’s Your City? looked at 363 metropolitan areas to drum up a list of the top spots for singles.
Richard Florida says “a relatively small number of locations still produce the lion’s share of innovation.” These places continue to attract the most talented people from around the world, who then “combine and recombine in new and innovative ways that increase the odds that something great will emerge.”
According to the singles map constructed by the team at the Creative Class Group, it tells you almost exactly how many more single men than women there are in certain parts of the country … and how many more women than men in others.
Where you live is among the most important decisions you’ll ever make argues Richard Florida, author of Who’s Your City? Young singles between the ages of 20 and 29 are looking for a few key ingredients: cities with diverse job opportunities, an abundance of potential life partners, and many universities.
In Who’s Your City?, the follow up to Richard Florida’s groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class, the author argues that for most “creatives”, where to live is the most important decision of their lives.
The upper East Coast is the best place for men to find more single women, according to the chart created in Richard Florida’s book “Who’s Your City”, using census results.
The merging of the Noosa Creative Alliance and the Sunshine Coast to create the Sunshine Coast Regional Alliance in Noosa, Australia.
Richard Florida references Ottawa is a forward-looking mecca for what he calls the “Creative Class” the highly skilled, highly mobile knowledge workers he sees as key to economic productivity now and in the future.
In the Canadian edition of Who’s Your City?, Florida puts diverse, tolerant Ottawa well ahead in the global competition for such brainpower
Best-selling author and urban theorist Richard Florida, in his new book, “Who’s Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life,” suggests that despite technology and globalization, the dictatorship of location is not over, and place is not only important, it’s more important than ever.