Sacred fuels:
I just found a major US report from two years ago, November 2002; The Creative Engine: how arts & culture fuels economic growth in New York City neighborhoods (PDF, 312kb). How New York solved the ‘space crunch’ problem, around keeping long-term creative/arts workspace affordable, should be of great interest to places like London in light of the latest forecasts of a UK population boom and the subsequent pressure on London & the South East. As I’ve said here before; unless the space/price problem can be solved – and not only by providing warehouse units as short-term launch-pads for recent graduates – then some of our largest cities could be drained of their creative ‘movers & shakers’.