Richard Florida
by Richard Florida
Sun Jun 27th 2010 at 9:54am UTC

Urban Lands of Opportunity

That’s the title of my column in the Sunday New York Times Business Section.

When I was growing up, there was a strict line between work and life. Every morning, my dad downed a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee and drove his Chevy Impala from our home in North Arlington, N.J., to the eyeglass factory in the Ironbound section of Newark, where he worked…

Over the past couple of decades, a new way of working and a new kind of workplace have evolved…

The trend has spread to the point that our lifestyles and our work styles are becoming increasingly blurred. Though my factory-worker father might not have believed it, those people you see hunched over their laptops in coffee shops and thumbing instant messages on their BlackBerrys as they walk through the park are actually working.

The full column is here.

One Response to “Urban Lands of Opportunity”

  1. Sikantis Says:

    This is a great article about the changing situation of work. There could be even a bigger change when we would realize that we choose the work we like and not the work paying the most. It would be for the good of economy and society.