Melbourne - is there life after Florida?

Berry, M 2005, 'Melbourne - is there life after Florida?', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 381-392.

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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Melbourne - is there life after Florida?
Author(s) Berry, M
Year 2005
Journal name Urban Policy and Research
Volume number 23
Issue number 4
Start page 381
End page 392
Total pages 11
Publisher Routledge
Abstract In his widely read book, The Rise of the Creative Class, Richard Florida argues that dynamic fast-growing city-regions are those that manage to attract and keep creative workers and entrepreneurs. In this view, the conventional drivers of regional development, efficient economic infrastructure, a large, skill-differentiated, well educated, fed and housed workforce and an existing accumulation of capital assets are still necessary conditions for rapid growth but they are no longer sufficient to guarantee sustainable growth in today's highly integrated and competitive world. Growth increasingly depends on the collective and cooperative creative capacities of the people who live and work in particular cities or regions. This article outlines Florida's analysis, looks at how it can be applied to Melbourne's development and provides a critical view of how relevant and useful such an analysis is.
Subject Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
DOI - identifier 10.1080/08111470500354208
Copyright notice © 2005 Editorial Board, Urban Policy and Research
ISSN 0811-1146
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