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The St Louis Contrarian

Providing Independent and Intelligent Insight on St. Louis Public Policy Issues

Richard Florida Now Pessimistic About Cities

Richard Florida has been quite the trendy guy in urban studies. His book about The Creative Class, captivated many people in urging that business developers, artists, techies, hipsters etc. are what cause vitality in city life. Cities all fell over themselves going after this crowd. Now he is concerned that once again city populations are declining. The number one cause of the problem?, crime.

This explanation makes sense to me. I always found Florida’s work interesting but simplistic. I glad he has come back to earth. Written by Paul Dribin

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