The Geography of Class
Many people like lists and maps, and I’m one of them. In this chapter, I investigate the geography of the Creative Class across America’s cities and metro regions. This chapter and the next update all of the various measures for the Creative Class, the other classes, and the three T’s of economic development: technology, talent, and tolerance.
Different kinds of people have always sorted themselves into different kinds of neighborhoods. There have always been ethnic enclaves, such as the Italian American community in Newark where I was born. There have long been artistic and cultural communities like New York’s Greenwich Village, college towns like Madison and Boulder and manufacturing towns like Pittsburgh ...