The creative city, redux:
Back in March I wrote about how Richard Florida’s work on the creative industries & creative cities was starting to have some hard questions thrown at it. Now, Florida has replied to his critics. Unfortunately, he doesn’t mention the work of Terry Nichols Clark. Clark’s detailed study found “weak or zero linkages” between the amount of gay men and a city’s level of tolerance, and only a very fuzzy link between the amount of gay men in a city & the growth of high-tech ‘knowledge’ industries there.