The first in a series of three columns on The Creative Economy written by Couleur NB President David Hawkins.
In Who’s Your City, I make an argument about the importance of “place” in the global economy and how it is creating a spiky world…
According to Richard Florida, jobs are moving to people, not the other way around and our fundamental notions about the economy are not holding up.
Gainesville is frequently described as a creative community by its leaders due to its university, artistic, and technological influences. Who’s Your City? and how it applies to Gainesville.
A municipality can spark the creativity of its community, as well as attract the entrepreneurial “creative class,” by investing in projects that offer a sense of style, place and opportunity for self-expression, Dr. Richard Florida told municipal and community leaders at an event hosted by the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, the University Partnership Centre at Georgian College, Downtown Barrie and the city.
Richard Florida and Gail Lord explain why cities, and their cultural institutions, are the 21st century’s engines of prosperity.