Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life (Large Print 16pt)

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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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User Review  - nicole_a_davis - LibraryThing

I read an article in the Atlantic by this author who mentioned this book and how it argues that place is very important to people. So, I expected it to be a bit more psychological--how a sense of ... Read full review

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What I learned from this book: New York City is, statistically, the most neurotic space in the U.S.; Bakersfield sucks (I already know that, book; thanks all the same); There's something called the ... Read full review

Contents

THE QUESTION OF WHERE
3
SPIKY WORLD
23
RISE OF THE MEGAREGION
49
THE CLUSTERING FORCE
74
THE MOBILE AND THE ROOTED
95
WHERE THE BRAINS ARE
110
JOBSHIFT
121
SUPERSTAR CITIES
151
CITIES HAVE PERSONALITIES TOO
224
THREE BIG MOVES
259
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
265
MARRIED WITH CHILDREN
297
WHEN THE KIDS ARE GONE
326
PLACE YOURSELF
340
Acknowledgments
365
Notes
391

SHINY HAPPY PLACES
175
BEYOND MASLOWS CITY
193
Front Cover Flap
424
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