The Rise of the Creative Class

The Rise of the Creative Class

And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life

By Richard Florida

Basic Books, Paperback, 9780465024773, 464pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004


The national bestseller that defines a new economic class and shows how it is key to the future of our cities

About the Author

Richard Florida is Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and the founder of the Creative Class Group, a for-profit think tank that charts trends in business, communities, and lifestyles. His national bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class was awarded the Washington Monthly’s Political Book Award and Harvard Business Review’s Breakthrough Idea Award. He lives in Toronto, Canada.