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Who's Your City? : How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life

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Who's Your City? : How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
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Who's Your City?
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How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
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eng
Summary
In the age of globalization, some claim that where you live doesn't matter: Alaska, Idaho, and Alabama are interchangeable. The world is, after all, flat. Not so fast. Place, argues the great urbanist Richard Florida, is not only important, it's more important than ever. In fact, choosing a place to live is as important to your happiness as choosing a spouse or career. And some regions, recent surveys show, really are happier than others. In Who's Your City, Creative Class guru Richard Florida reports on this growing body of research that tells us what qualities of cities and towns actually make people happy—and he explains how to use these ideas to make your own choices. This indispensable guide to how people can choose where to live and what those choices mean to their lives and their communities is essential reading for everyone from urban planners and mayors to recent graduates
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Florida, Richard
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GF21 -- .F56 2008eb
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non fiction
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  • Globalization -- Economic aspects
  • Human geography -- Economic aspects
  • Human geography
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Who's Your City? : How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=904168
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Contents
  • Title Page -- Dedication -- Praise -- 1 -- PART I - WHY PLACE MATTERS -- 2 - SPIKY WORLD -- The World at Night -- Smart Spots -- Star Scientists -- Peaks and Valleys -- 3 - RISE OF THE MEGAREGION -- The Only Economic Unit That Matters -- Mega Mapping -- The United Megas of North America -- Euro-Megas -- Mega-Tigers -- Megas in the Emerging Economies -- 4 - THE CLUSTERING FORCE -- Jane Said -- Faster, Faster -- How Big Will They Grow? -- PART II - THE WEALTH OF PLACE -- 5 - THE MOBILE AND THE ROOTED -- Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? -- 6 - WHERE THE BRAINS ARE -- The Means Migration -- 7 - JOB SHIFT -- Geeks and Grunts -- Working Smarter -- Come Together -- Making the Scene -- Jack White Goes to Nashville -- 8 - SUPERSTAR CITIES -- Everything Has Its Price -- Star Struck -- "Bohemian Today, High Rent Tomorrow" -- When a Place Gets Boring . . . -- PART III - THE GEOGRAPHY OF HAPPINESS -- 9 - SH I NY, HAPPY PLACES -- Finding Happiness -- The Place Connection -- Town and Country -- 10 - BEYOND MASLOW'S CITY -- The Beauty Premium -- People Meeting People -- Culture Vultures -- It All Comes Down to the Basics -- Open City -- Safe and Secure -- Leaders or Squelchers -- Smart, Safe, and Green -- 11 - CITIES HAVE PERSONALITIES TOO -- The Big Five -- What Color Is My City? -- Analyze This -- PART IV - WHERE WE LIVE NOW -- 12 - THE YOUNG AN D THE RESTLESS -- Freedom -- Demography Is Destiny -- To Each His Own Neighborhood -- Giant Sorting Sound -- 13 - MARRIED WITH CHILDREN -- Rise of the Strollerville -- Urban Family Lands -- Ethnic Enclaves -- Like Marries Like -- 14 - WHEN THE KIDS ARE GONE -- Generation Ageless -- 15 - PLACE YOURSELF -- Step 1: Get Your Priorities Straight -- Step 2: Generate a Short List -- Step 3: Do Your Homework -- Step 4: What Do They Offer? -- Step 5: Getting the Basics Right -- Step 6: Does the Place Get It?
  • Step 7: Values Check -- Step 8: Come on City, Light My Fire -- Step 9: Tally It Up -- Step 10: Go There -- Finally: Choose -- Acknowledgements -- Appendices -- Notes -- Index -- Copyright Page
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EBC904168
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1 online resource (385 pages)
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online
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9780465012411
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computer
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (OCoLC)647793181
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Who's Your City? : How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=904168
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page -- Dedication -- Praise -- 1 -- PART I - WHY PLACE MATTERS -- 2 - SPIKY WORLD -- The World at Night -- Smart Spots -- Star Scientists -- Peaks and Valleys -- 3 - RISE OF THE MEGAREGION -- The Only Economic Unit That Matters -- Mega Mapping -- The United Megas of North America -- Euro-Megas -- Mega-Tigers -- Megas in the Emerging Economies -- 4 - THE CLUSTERING FORCE -- Jane Said -- Faster, Faster -- How Big Will They Grow? -- PART II - THE WEALTH OF PLACE -- 5 - THE MOBILE AND THE ROOTED -- Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? -- 6 - WHERE THE BRAINS ARE -- The Means Migration -- 7 - JOB SHIFT -- Geeks and Grunts -- Working Smarter -- Come Together -- Making the Scene -- Jack White Goes to Nashville -- 8 - SUPERSTAR CITIES -- Everything Has Its Price -- Star Struck -- "Bohemian Today, High Rent Tomorrow" -- When a Place Gets Boring . . . -- PART III - THE GEOGRAPHY OF HAPPINESS -- 9 - SH I NY, HAPPY PLACES -- Finding Happiness -- The Place Connection -- Town and Country -- 10 - BEYOND MASLOW'S CITY -- The Beauty Premium -- People Meeting People -- Culture Vultures -- It All Comes Down to the Basics -- Open City -- Safe and Secure -- Leaders or Squelchers -- Smart, Safe, and Green -- 11 - CITIES HAVE PERSONALITIES TOO -- The Big Five -- What Color Is My City? -- Analyze This -- PART IV - WHERE WE LIVE NOW -- 12 - THE YOUNG AN D THE RESTLESS -- Freedom -- Demography Is Destiny -- To Each His Own Neighborhood -- Giant Sorting Sound -- 13 - MARRIED WITH CHILDREN -- Rise of the Strollerville -- Urban Family Lands -- Ethnic Enclaves -- Like Marries Like -- 14 - WHEN THE KIDS ARE GONE -- Generation Ageless -- 15 - PLACE YOURSELF -- Step 1: Get Your Priorities Straight -- Step 2: Generate a Short List -- Step 3: Do Your Homework -- Step 4: What Do They Offer? -- Step 5: Getting the Basics Right -- Step 6: Does the Place Get It?
  • Step 7: Values Check -- Step 8: Come on City, Light My Fire -- Step 9: Tally It Up -- Step 10: Go There -- Finally: Choose -- Acknowledgements -- Appendices -- Notes -- Index -- Copyright Page
Control code
EBC904168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (385 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465012411
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC904168
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL904168
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10364702
  • (CaONFJC)MIL274851
  • (OCoLC)647793181

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