Who’s Your City?
- How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
- Narrated by: Mark Boyett
- Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-08-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
It's a cliche of the information age that globalization has made place irrelevant, that one can telecommute as effectively from New Zealand as New York. But it's not true, Richard Florida argues, relying on 20 years of innovative research in urban studies, creativity, and demographic trends. In fact, as new units of economic growth called mega-regions become increasingly specialized, the world is becoming more and more spiky divided between flourishing clusters of talent, education and competitiveness, and moribund valleys. All these places have personalities, Richard Florida explains in the second half of Who's Your City?, and happiness depends on finding the city in which you can balance your personal and career goals to thrive. More people than ever before now have the opportunity to choose where to live, but at different points in our lives we need different kinds of places, he points out. What a couple of recent college graduates want from their city isn't necessarily what a retiree is looking for. You have to find the place that suits you best: a boho-burb neighborhood isn't likely to be the best fit for patio man.
Sparkling with Richard Florida's signature intellectual originality, Who's Your City? moves from insights to studies to personal anecdotes, to surprising data on the difference aesthetics makes to people's sense of place. A perceptive and transformative book, it is both a brilliant exploration of the fundamental importance of place and an essential guide to making what may be the most important decision of your life.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Alexander B. Wathen on 01-03-18
Great book on understanding society better!
This book teaches you about how cities are
different and how your surroundings impact your life. Where you lice matters.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By Amazon Customer on 03-04-18
Narrator Sounds Like Male Version of Siri
The narrator sounded like a male version of Siri. He was robotic and excruciating to listen to. Otherwise, the book was good!