The Creative Class Goes Global by Charlotta MellanderThe Creative Class Goes Global by Charlotta Mellander

The Creative Class Goes Global

EditorCharlotta Mellander, Richard Florida, Bjªrn T. Asheim

Paperback | October 29, 2013

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The whole landscape of research in urban studies was revolutionized by the publication of Richard Florida'sThe Rise of the Creative Classin 2002, and his subsequent book entitledThe Flight of the Creative Classhas helped to maintain a decade-long explosion of interest in the field. While these two books examine the creative class in the context of the United States, research has emerged which investigates the creative class worldwide.

This book brings together detailed studies of the creative class in cities across the globe, examining the impact of the creative class on growth and development. The countries covered include the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, China, Japan and Canada, in addition to the United States. Taken together, the contributions deepen our understanding of the creative class and the various factors that affect regional development, highlighting the similarities and differences between the creative class and economic development across countries.

This book will be of great interest to scholars of economic geography, regional economics, urban sociology and cultural policy, as well as policy makers involved in urban development.

Charlotta Mellanderis Professor of Economics at J'nk'ping International Business School, Sweden. She also holds a visiting faculty position at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada.Richard Floridais Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, Canada, and is also Global Research Pro...
Title:The Creative Class Goes GlobalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415633613

ISBN - 13:9780415633611


Table of Contents

1. IntroductionCharlotta Mellander and Richard Florida 2. Inside the Black Box of Regional Development: Human capital, the creative class and toleranceRichard Florida, Charlotta Mellander and Kevin Stolarick  3. Talent, Technology and Tolerance in Canadian Regional DevelopmentRichard Florida, Charlotta Mellander and Kevin Stolarick  4. Florida's Creative Class in a Swedish Context: The problem of measuring tolerance and amenity-driven growthH'gni Kals' Hansen  5. Different Creative Cities: Exploring Danish data to adapt the creative class argument to small welfare economiesKristina Vaarst Andersen and Mark Lorenzen  6. One Size Fits All? Applying the creative class thesis onto a Nordic contextKristina Vaarst Andersen, Markus M. Bugge, H'gni Kals' Hansen, Arne Isaksen and Mika Raunio  7. Tolerance, Aesthetics, Amenities or Jobs? Dutch city attraction to the creative classGerard Marlet and Clemens van Woerkens 8. The Creative Class, Related Variety and Economic Growth in Dutch City RegionsIrina van Aalst, Oedzge Atzema, Ron Boschma and Frank van Oort  9. Location, Quality of Place, and Outcomes: Applying the '3Ts' model to the UKNick Clifton  10. The Geography of Creative People in Germany: RevisitedMichael Fritsch and Michael Stuetzer 11. Location of the Creative Class in Seven European CountriesRon Boschma and Michael Fritsch  12. The Creative Class 'Down Under': Exploring the creative class theory in AustraliaKevin M. Stolarick  13. Regional Development and the Creative Class in JapanHans Westlund and Federica Calidoni  14. China's Development DisconnectRichard Florida, Charlotta Mellander and Haifeng Qian  15. The Creative Class around the WorldCharlotta Mellander and Richard Florida

Editorial Reviews

"Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class (CH, Dec'02, 40-2276) generated much response and further research on the creative class. This important new volume, to which Florida serves as a coeditor and contributor, reviews the creative class as it is manifested in 12 industrialized countries. The conclusions of the international group of contributors modify some of the understanding from the literature on urban development... A must read for anyone interested in urban studies and economic development. Summing Up: Essential." - P. K Kresl, emeritus, Bucknell University in CHOICE