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Do "Creative" Cities Compete in the UK?

Leonard Gilroy
October 3, 2005, 3:14pm

A new paper by the Institute for Public Policy Research looks at the evidence and finds that the U.K. experience contradicts the trendy idea (popularized by Richard Florida) that cities looking for the key to success should cultivate their "creative class." Here's the abstract: For more on Florida's theory, see here, here, here, and here.

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform

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