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Creative Class references

October 17, 200517 October 2005

The Rise of the Creative Class… and How it’s Transforming Work, Leisure and Everyday Life
Richard Florida, 2002
(Now available in paperback form.)

Many of Richard Florida’s articles and commentaries are available at This site also provides links to many other articles on the topic.

Europe in the Creative Age
Richard Florida and Irene Tinagli, February 2004

Competing on Creativity: Placing Ontario’s Cities in a North American Context
Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity, December 2002

Montréal : Ville de savoir
A project of the Montreal Summit, November 2003

Civic Arts Policy Review: Consultant’s Report
City of Calgary, March 2003

The New Creative Economy: Vancouver’s Competitive Advantage
Dr. Martha C. Piper, President of the University of British Columbia
Speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade, September 2003

The Creative Class and Urban Prosperity: Myth and Reality
Marc V. Levine (Abstract of a presentation to be given May 20, 2004)$FILE/Classe_Cre.pdf

The Curse of the Creative Class
Steven Malanga, City Journal, Winter 2004

Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in America
Inc. Magazine, March 2004

The Road to Riches?
Christopher Shea, Boston Globe, February 29, 2004

Competing for Talent: Implications for Social and Cultural Policy in Canadian City-Regions
Prepared for Strategic Research and Analysis, Canadian Heritage by Betsy Donald and Douglas Morrow
May 2003

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