Talk:Richard Florida

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I have been looking, unsuccessfully, for a report he produced for the Government of Ontario called "Ontario in the Creative Economy". If anyone finds it, please insert a link. As a government publication, it is/will be free, I assume, in e-format. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:13, 14 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Here is the government of Ontario report: [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:52, 14 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Link is broken.--Atikokan (talk) 01:03, 22 October 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Richard Florida is an economist, not a sociologist.

The only link to a critical external article is dead. I would like to know what the critics are saying in some detail, and I am not aided by this page, which is why I came on. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:30, 6 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Seems like there's a lot of critiques of his work on this page, and only one link to something that clarifies his views (and a partial one at that. 04:38, 25 July 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I quite agree. This article seems to border on having NPOV problems; inappropriately placing more emphasis on the critique than on elucidating Florida's actual theories. His urban development theories, by the way, are being increasingly accepted by policy-makers in Canada and Britain, if not in the United States. One suspects that his research showing a correlation (if not causation) between gay-tolerance and what he terms the “creative class” has touched a sensitive nerve, and attracted some not unbiased criticism.--OldCommentator 01:41, 20 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it possible though to talk about Florida with critique?

Only if equal weight is given to the opposing side. Encyclopedia articles are supposed to be unbiased--therefore, of equal representation. --MonkeyTimeBoy 03:50, 31 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree, the article needs some additional revision to make it more NPOV, and to add citations. I'm going to do some research to see what else I can find. And yes, when there is criticisms about someone, it's usually a good idea to try and balance that - ie, a section with "accomplishments" vs "criticism" that's balanced, size-wise. NickBurns 20:48, 7 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bio article or book summary???[edit]

It seems like much of this content should be in a "The Rise of the Creative Class article. I don't see much about him as a person in this article. 16:57, 7 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

there is no Rise of the creative class page! easily remedied except it would neccesarily be about his first book, and not about his economic theories in total. It makes complete sense to talk about RF's theories on this page because that is what he is so well known for - they are mostly delivered in seminars and academic papers - In a sense the books are palatable versions for mass consumption. I suppose that a good alternative would be to place his theories under some name, unfortunately Floridas theories cut across disciplines so dont have handy tags such as 'monetarism'. RF is not a celebrity he is an economist, surely the relevant facts about this man are his thoughts. DavidP 02:17, 22 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If anything....

Views abroad[edit]

I have removed the following small para:

Those outside the USA see Florida's work as applicable only to discrete and measurable U.S. cities, rather than to the overlapping and 'difficult to measure' conurbations of small densely-packed countries such as England or Japan.

It is unsubstantiated and from my experience of RF's influence here in the UK it is untrue. In fact his theories have been embraced by the british government, unlike the US Govt. resulting in work on the redefinition of industrial indices and educational initiatives such as creative partnerships.  :DavidP 02:26, 22 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I have removed material from this article that does not comply with our policy on the biographies of living persons. Biographical material must always be referenced from reliable sources, especially negative material. Negative material that does not comply with that must be immediately removed. Note that the removal does not imply that the information is either true or false.

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This was quite an overly broad removal of material. The last 2 paragraphs' removal was not warranted, as these were general discussions of his work, and easily verifiable via his own blog/website and the hundreds (literally) of book reviews available from major publications and academic journals. Much of the last 2 paragraphs of what you removed is quite simply a statement of easily verifiable fact (i.e. by simply reading the his books - or his website). I dispute the removal of those last two paragraphs (just read the dustjacket of "Flight of the Creative Class" it's all there...)--MonkeyTimeBoy 15:20, 8 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see that some source material for removed portions had been placed in the "Critical Articles" section (such as the Nichols article), so I guess it was easily missed.--MonkeyTimeBoy 16:03, 8 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You are welcome to reverse my removals if proper references are provided.--Docg 17:10, 8 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I reinserted "to his wife" after married because Canada is a civilized country where men can marry men. Although not in Prof Florida's case.Bellagio99 (talk) 00:15, 17 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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