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The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited

By Richard Florida

World-renowned urbanist Richard Florida’s bestselling classic on the transformation of our cities in the twenty-first century — now updated with a new preface

In his modern classic The Rise of the Creative Class, urbanist Richard Florida identifies the emergence of a new social class reshaping the twenty-first century’s economy, geography, and workplace. This Creative Class is made up of engineers and managers, academics and musicians, researchers, designers, entrepreneurs and lawyers, poets and programmer, whose work turns on the creation of new forms. Increasingly, Florida observes, this Creative Class determines how workplaces are organized, which companies prosper or go bankrupt, and which cities thrive, stagnate or decline.

Florida offers a detailed occupational, demographic, psychological, and economic profile of the Creative Class, examines its global impact, and explores the factors that shape “quality of place” in our changing cities and suburbs. Now updated with a new preface that considers the latest developments in our changing cities, The Rise of the Creative Class is the definitive edition of this foundational book on our contemporary economy.

“… ‘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.”
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The Huffington Post : The Creative Compact

Excerpted with permission from The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition, by Richard Florida. The tectonic upheavals our economy is enduring are the result not just of financial shenanigans by the global One Percent, but of a deeper and more fundamental shift — the passing of the old industrial order as it gives way to the emerging Creative Economy. If we wish to build lasting prosperity we cannot rely on market forces and the Invisible Hand alone to guide us. The grand challenge of our time is to invent new institutional structures that will guide the emergence of a new economic order, while channeling its energies in ways that benefit society as a whole.

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July 12, 2012
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The Cap Times : Madison360: A decade later, Madison still makes the ‘creative class’ grade

Florida’s 2002 bestseller, “The Rise of the Creative Class,” has sparked many debates about the relative importance of creativity to the economic health of cities. In his new book, “The Rise of the Creative Class — Revisited,” Florida reiterates, updates and expands on his bottom line: “Cities need a people climate as much, and perhaps even more, than they need a business climate.” Paul Fanlund interviews Richard Florida asking him a series of Madison-centric questions.

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November 2, 2012
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Cultural Weekly : Richard Florida: More Transformations Ahead

Richard Florida, professor at University of Toronto and NYU, and senior editor of The Atlantic, was in London when he caught up with Adam Leipzig for an interview. His book, The Rise of the Creative Class, transformed Leipzig’s thinking about how creative people work and affect society; the tenth anniversary edition, The Rise of the Creative Class – Revisited, goes even further and helps us understand how to focus our efforts in the coming decade.

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September 27, 2012
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Encyclopedia Britannica : Finding Hope in Creativity: 5 Questions for Trend-Watcher Richard Florida

Britannica contributing editor Gregory McNamee caught up with Florida to ask a few questions about the new version of his book, The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, in which, having crunched the numbers on 300-plus U.S. metropolitan areas, he observes, “Human capital may reflect richer places, but it seems that the creative class makes a place more productive.”

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September 6, 2012
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The Washington Book Club : Building the Skills That Count

Ten years ago, Richard Florida published his first book about how creativity was emerging as a common
element shaping America’s economy, geography,communities, and jobs. Now, in The Rise of the Creative Class: Revisited, Florida reveals updated statistics and discusses how the United States has reached a Creative Age that will be the driving force behind its economic recovery. Florida recently spoke with U.S. News about how creativity has pervaded every aspect of Americans’ lives, but has also
caused a new kind of class divide.

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August 20, 2012
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The Grid : Richard Florida: Toronto enthusiast

Ten years ago, Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class turned its author into an unlikely academic rock star. Since then, the urban guru has become a Toronto resident, the head of U of T’s Martin Prosperity Institute, and an international lightning rod. He recently released a 10th-anniversary edition of the aforementioned tome. Courtney Shea catches up with Florida at one of his favorite Hogtown destinations, the Brick Works.

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July 26, 2012
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Study Breaks: THE RISE AND UNCERTAINTY OF THE CREATIVE CLASS

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The Rise and Uncertainty of the Creative Class
THE RISE AND UNCERTAINTY OF THE CREATIVE CLASS
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The Next Industrial Revolution

In an increasingly mechanized world, creativity has become the new capital. But, according to social scientists, the economy may not yet be ready for the coming paradigm shift.
By Devin Ross, Middle Tennessee State University

In every industry, technology has revolutionized the way we do business.

It has not only fundamentally changed the way products are made, sold and distributed, but also how companies compete, how they are managed and how they interact with their customers. Perhaps the industries most affected by these changes are those engaged in creating content, or “the creative industries.” These include all industries related to fields such as advertising, architecture, design, fashion, film music, publishing, television and I.T.

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May 11, 2017
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The Cap Times : Madison360: A decade later, Madison still makes the ‘creative class’ grade

Florida’s 2002 bestseller, “The Rise of the Creative Class,” has sparked many debates about the relative importance of creativity to the economic health of cities. In his new book, “The Rise of the Creative Class — Revisited,” Florida reiterates, updates and expands on his bottom line: “Cities need a people climate as much, and perhaps even more, than they need a business climate.” Paul Fanlund interviews Richard Florida asking him a series of Madison-centric questions.

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November 2, 2012
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The Australian : Creativity as an engine of prosperity for any member of the workforce

Florida has published several books on the theme of the creative class including, most recently, The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, a substantial revision of his 2002 volume.
The thrust of Florida’s thesis is unchanged: growth of creative industries depends on the “3Ts” — technology, talent and social tolerance. But he has refined his arguments and updated statistical evidence.

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August 20, 2012
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Forbes : Small Cities’ Big Role In Reinventing The Economy

This post is part of a new special section called “Reinventing America.” As part of this effort, Micheline Maynard and more than a dozen other Forbes contributors and staff writers focus attention on the challenges facing towns, cities and traditional industries across the nation–and highlight the growing number of surprising success stories. Richard Florida, the author of The Rise of The Creative Class, recently looked at where these knowledge-focused jobs are for a new version of his book, The Rise of The Creative Class, Revised.

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July 18, 2012

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