Weekly Video

Gazing toward the future, and hopefully beyond these dismal economic times, what will cities look like?  Though it’s easy to get excited about the technologies that might shape the built realities of civilization, any sociologist will tell you that cities are at least equally defined by their inhabitants.  This week’s video features the famous (or perhaps infamous) Richard Florida, champion of the creative class, who shares his thought that a good portion of those inhabitants will be creative contributors to regional economies.  Is the current economic crisis driven by a reordering of economies to accommodate this creative class, as Florida posits?  Will the new economic stratification be defined by three classes: manufacturing, service and creative?  What’s the difference between ‘creative workers’ (by Florida’s definition) and knowledge workers?

Take a look and draw your own conclusions…

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