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

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

It's a mantra of the age of globalization that where we live doesn't matter. We can innovate just as easily from a ski chalet in Aspen or a beachhouse in Provence as in the office of a Silicon Valley startup.
According to Richard Florida, this is wrong. Globalization is not flattening the world; in fact, place is increasingly relevant to the global economy and our individual lives. Where we live determines the jobs and careers we have access to, the people we meet, and the "mating markets" in which we participate. And everything we think we know about cities and their economic roles is up for grabs.
Who's Your City? offers the first available city rankings by life-stage, rating the best places for singles, families, and empty-nesters to reside. Florida's insights and data provide an essential guide for the more than 40 million Americans who move each year, illuminating everything from what those choices mean for our everyday lives to how we should go about making them.

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

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  • Esteban del Mal

    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 'Gay/...

  • Tyler

    Richard's "Who's Your City?" is a frenetic, sloppily edited, fact-filled book that suffers from identity crisis. Is it a self help, economics, business, city planning, popular psychology, or sociology...

  • uos??S

    "Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert writes that 'most of us make at least three important decisions in our lives: where to live, what to do, and with whom to do it.' He happens to list the 'where' qu...

  • Alissa

    I picked this up because it looked interesting and because my husband and I don't intend to stay where we are our entire lives. This wanderlust led me to this book which, I hoped, would give us a star...

  • Mary

    I waited for this book for eons on my local library's wait list. Have to say I'm somewhat disappointed after such a high state of anticipation. The premise is solid and relevant, the research is there...

  • Janet

    I read this book quickly in an airport when it was first published, and dug it out again recently when a colleague reiterated the author's WHO, WHAT, WHERE theory to me at a conference when I was havi...

  • Erik

    Florida is kind of a well-spoken but tragically bland guy. Maybe it's his subject matter. Either way, it wasn't going anywhere for me.Essentially, Who's Your City analyzes what makes a city attractive...

  • Anne Bogel

    Florida challenges the assumption that in this internet age, it doesn't matter where we live, since so many of us can work from anywhere. He says that simply isn't true, because the synergistic effect...

  • Grace

    It's an excellent companion read to The Big Sort. Unlike others, I found it a quick read (one day) and not overly technical.I wrote long discussions about Who's Your City at http://badmomgoodmom.blogs...

  • Jess

    An interesting agglomeration of statistics about place and personality. The surprising thing is how unsurprising the results are for the surveys and studies described. The most neurotic place is the U...