Thursday, August 03, 2006


Richard Florida: Geography Is Destiny (BUSINESS WEEK)

Trying to connect the dots between people and places, Richard Florida, a Carnegie Mellon University professor, has stirred up theories on why Geography is important to cities and their industries. Florida analyzed factors and created:

  • ...a Creativity Index that ranks U.S. cities based on how well they foster technology, tolerance, and talent, which Florida calls "the three Ts."

Florida has written a few books on the subject so far, with another coming next year. His theories has stirred up the pot by including factors such as homosexual appeal of a city. For the record, Austin, Tex., San Francisco, and Seattle are the leaders in that index. I wonder what my hometown of Knoxville would rank. New York City hit in at 20.

You can read the rest of the article at Business Week online.

1 comment:

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