Cities and the Creative Class

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CitiesandtheCreativeClass

“Great cities have always been melting pots of races and cultures. Out of the vivid and subtle interactions of which they have been the centers, there have come the newer breeds and the newer social types.”

-Robert Park

From the seminal work of Alfred Marshall to the 1920 studies by Robert Park to the pioneering writings of Jane Jacobs, cities have captured the imagination of sociologists, economists, and urbanists. For Park, and especially for Jacobs, cities were cauldrons of diversity and difference, creativity and innovation. Yet over the last several decades, scholars have somehow forgotten the basic, underlying themes of urbanism. Generally speaking, the conventional wisdom about regional development for the past two decades has been that companies, firms, and industries drive regional innovation and growth, and thus there is an almost exclusive focus in the literature on the location, and more recently the clustering, of firms and industries. From a policy perspective, this basic conceptual approach has undergirded policies which seek to spur growth by offering firms financial inducements, incentives, and the like.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Cities and the Creative Class 27
  • Part I - Talent 47
  • 3 - Competing in the Age of Talent 49
  • 4 - The Economic Geography of Talent 87
  • Part II - Tolerance 111
  • 5 - Bohemia and Economic Geography 113
  • 6 - Technology and Tolerance 129
  • Part III - Place 141
  • 7 - The University, Talent, and Quality of Place 143
  • 9 - Open Questions 171
  • Appendix 177
  • Notes 181
  • Index 193
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