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"Florida and others are changing the American urban agenda. This is a guidebook to the new knowledge-based economy. He mines the best available research to lay out powerful new policy options. No wonder he is in such demand." - Terry Nichols Clark, Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Fiscal Austerity and Urban Innovation Project, University of Chicago
Richard Florida is the Hirst Professor in George Mason University's School of Public Policy and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He lives in Washington DC.
As a text book I didn't expect it to be thrilling but it was very dry. The topic is interesting to say the least, and the cases provide a detailed account of the effects that the... Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by ahard32
The basic thesis of this book is that socially tolerant cities tend to have high levels of education and high-technology employment, which in turn leads to regional economic... Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Michael Lewyn