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The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited

Praise

  • “… ‘The Rise of the Creative Class — Revisited,’ which is the manifesto of progressive urbanists.”
    Erika D. Smith, Indianapolis Star
  • “Summer Reading for Urban Leaders”
    Lee Fisher and Joe Cortright, The Huffington Post
  • “On the 10th anniversary of the Rise of the Creative Class, Florida has revisited and revised what quickly became the playbook for urban renewal in many communities”
    Jay Robbs Reviews Business Books
  • This book “… clear some of the ground for modern reform…”
    John Lloyd, The Financial Times
  • “Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class is an important book for those who feel passionately about the future of the urban center.”
    Herbert Muschamp, New York Times, Year in Review
  • “… a pioneering cartographer of talent.”
    Fast Company
  • “An urban-development expert…His ideas about revitalizing cities by attracting artists and high-tech workers have influenced a generation of urban planners.”
    Andrea Sachs, TIME
  • “Florida draws a vivid picture of what it takes to make a great 21st-century city.”
    Denver Post
  • “…Florida’s work is challenging many of the verities of the field.”
    Salon.com
  • “Richard Florida is a phenomenon… there is no academic quite like him.”
    The Globe and Mail
  • “Richard Florida is a one-man think tank and guru for companies in need of a creative jolt.”
    The Australian Financial Times
  • “Florida’s research and experiences over the past decade have given him the foundation on which to build a new view of business reality.”
    Informationweek
  • “Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle keeps a copy of Florida’s book in his office.”
    The Australian
  • Business Bestseller
    Periplus Online Bookstore
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