Urban Planet: Creative Class, Revisited

Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

It’s been ten years since Richard Florida published The Rise of the Creative Class. The book was both lauded and criticized for defining a people-based approach to city building and for trendifying elitist attitudes. In the excerpt from his latest book, The Creative Class Revisited, posted on The Atlantic Cities, Florida acknowledges the diversity of opinions on his work and tries to reconcile his approach with the economic meltdown, post-9/11 politics, and the collapse of the tech bubble.

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