The Rise of the Creative Class

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The Rise of the Creative Class is a 2002 non-fiction book that was written by noted American sociologist and economist Richard Florida.[1] Updated in 2019 with a new preface, the book is one of a series for general audiences by Florida about the connection between place and economy. Other popular books by Florida include:

  • Who's Your City: How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life[2]
  • The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class[3]

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  1. ^ Florida, Richard L. (3 September 2019). The rise of the creative class (Updated 2019 paperback ed.). New York. ISBN 978-1-5416-1774-2. OCLC 1082185706.
  2. ^ Florida, Richard L. (2008). Who's your city? : how the creative economy is making where to live the most important decision of your life. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-7867-2662-2. OCLC 647793181.
  3. ^ Florida, Richard L. (11 April 2017). The new urban crisis : how our cities are increasing inequality, deepening segregation, and failing the middle class-- and what we can do about it. New York. ISBN 978-0-465-07974-2. OCLC 965922075.