Like an oiled boomerang, Richard Florida returns:
“I got wrong that the creative class could magically restore our cities, become a new middle class like my father’s, and we were going to live happily forever after,” he said. “I could not have anticipated among all this urban growth and revival that there was a dark side to the urban creative revolution, a very deep dark side.”
Indeed, who could possibly have seen any problems with the Creative Class thesis any sooner than… say, a decade ago.
At least we still have culture-led regeneration to keep us warm.