Urbam - Creative Cities, Florida.docx

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Political Science
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Political Science 3364F/G
Timothy Cobban

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CITIES AND THE CREATIVE CLASSRICHARD FLORIDACities have been seen as cauldrons of diversity and difference and as fonts for creativity and innovationSuggests the need for some conceptual refocusing and broadening to account for the location decisions for people as opposed to those of firms as sources of regional and national economic growthFrom a policy perspective this basic conceptual approach has undergirded policies that seek to spur growth by offering firms financial incentives and the like WHY GEOGRAPHY IS NOT DEADWith the internet and modern telecommunication and transportation systems the thinking goes it is no longer necessary for people who work together to be together so they wont bePeople will inhabit places but increasingly the economic inhabits a spacePlace and community are more critical factors than ever before AGGLOMERATION AND CLUSTER THEORIESSimilar firms tend to clusterThe ability to rapidly mobilize talent from such a concentration of people is a tremendous source of competitive advantage for companies in our time driven economy of the creative ageRegional economic gr
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