Daily Diigo Public Link 02/16/2008

by Yule Heibel on February 15, 2008

U.S. News and World Report on Who’s Your City? (Richard Florida and The Creative Class Exchange) Annotated

tags: creative_cities, flatness, interview, richard_florida, spikiness

“Choosing a Place to Live – Why it’s as important as picking a spouse” (interview by Bret Schulte with Richard Florida, published in U.S. News and World Report); excerpts: “You have to understand that economic activity isn’t spread out. So there’s a trade-off we have to make between furthering our career and finding a lifestyle that fits us. (…) If you find a place that fits you, it gives you more energy. People have always been attracted to aesthetics. The other thing is infrastructure. Maybe you like to go outside, or ride your bike. Those things are critically important. What people are saying is they are not going to be fulfilled in a place that just has a good pipe system. They want to live in a place that gives them excitement and energy.”

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