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GGRB05H3 Lecture Notes - Richard Florida, Creative Class, Leslieville

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Denisse Macaraig

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Urban Sprawl – housing shortage(people who can’t afford to live downtown move to
the subarbs, those who can’t afford either are stuck. Gentrification: eg leslieville:
artists there. Regeant park rich people go to poor places and rent, driving up prices
and stuff
Congestion, transportation, infrastructure
Development (residence community)
Safety, security, crime, gun violence,
We have certain norms that we think are alright for gun violence, certain
places where we think gun violence should be okay.
Budget cuts/austerirty
Public health – food poisioning.
Urban gardens – food deserts
Inequality in Canada: david hulcahnski: three cities report. Low middle and high
income Toronto have shifted over time in terms of where they are.
Think about a confcept or lens that you wish to understand the problem through.
Could look thorugh urban ecology lens or economic lens, city levarging clout? More
grocers into neighbourhoods that are constantly underserved. Different
persepctivesthat one can take. Egining of list, on page 31. The whole of chapter 2 is
ntroducign different concepts nad framworks. Litsts a whole bunch of theoritcal
frameworks and refers you to oehr chapters, what lens and solutions it will pint you
Richard florida. Brought int to promote the arts in Toronto, his idea was to cater to the
creative class. Cities tend to do better when they make room and try to attract and
cater to creative bohemians. His way of defining the creative class is not just artists,
engineer, innovaters, scientists. Much more broadly dfined, much more focused on
the group of people
Bohemian-gay index: artistic boehmanin and gay populations increase housing
values. Tolerant communities where they are willing to live nutrut creativity. Once
they strijke it richm they give it back into the community.
Tolenace = well off? Tolerant because wwell-ff? poor feel threatened by everything.
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