Who’s Your City News Articles

Who's Your City News Articles

The Australian : To live and die in Perth

In his new book Who’s Your City?, Florida makes the case that deciding where to live is possibly the most crucial life decision a person can make, right up there with what to do for a living, who not to marry, and whether to have kids or just keep renting. Older generations accepted their geographic place as a given.

April 15, 2009
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The Vancouver Sun : We must never forget Canada is building on tremendous strengths

In the just-released Canadian edition of his best-selling guide to cities, Who’s Your City? academic Richard Florida says Canada’s urban municipalities need to stop being so humble, because they already have many of the qualities American cities are trying to achieve. They have a strong middle class, relatively safe streets, dense urban footprints, a strong social safety net and well-educated workers.

April 13, 2009
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The Capital Times : Business Beat: ‘Creative class’ Madison still a favorite of author Florida

Richard Florida, author of “The Rise of the Creative Class,” has always had nice things to say about Madison, Wisconsin. Florida has long argued that communities which offer a stimulating working environment for creative people will thrive in the 21st century. This includes towns that embrace the arts, pop music, gay people and ethnic food.

March 30, 2009