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sojay

Richard Florida in town!

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D$%# I wish I could attend his talk this week, but it's by invitation only. If anyone here is going, PLEASE give us a briefing!

I first found out about his books from this forum a couple of years back. How many of you have read his books?

It seems like he's getting his message to the right ears here locally. I just hope they (politicians, university management, developers and other movers and shakers) actually listen AND implement his recommendations.

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I made mention of this in the off-topic thread. I'm sure The State and/or The Columbia Star will provide good coverage for the event.

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Sorry, I didn't see that.

Does anyone here care to discuss his ideas and how they are applicable to Columbia?

A lot of it is directly related to many of the discussions on this site.

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For reference, it was discussed a bit in this thread.

Personally, I think that any attempts to lure the "creative class" without just as much emphasis on the middle class are a bit misguided. Florida also sees the value in "non-creative" industries, such as manufacturing (which is still pretty important to just about any city's economy).

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Personally, I think that any attempts to lure the "creative class" without just as much emphasis on the middle class are a bit misguided. Florida also sees the value in "non-creative" industries, such as manufacturing (which is still pretty important to just about any city's economy).

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