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From the best-selling author of The Rise of the Creative Class , a brilliant new book on the surprising importance of place, with advice on how to find the right place for you.It's a mantra of the age of globalization that where we live doesn't matter. We can invate just as easily from a ski chalet in the Alps or a cottage in Provence as in the office of a Silicon Valley startup.According to Richard Florida, this is wrong. Globalization is t flattening the world; in fact, place is increasingly relevant to the global ecomy and our individual lives. Where we live determines the jobs and careers we have access to, the people we meet and the mating markets in which we participate. And everything we think we kw about cities and their ecomic roles is up for grabs. Who's Your City? is the first book to report on the growing body of research on what qualities of cities and towns actually make people happy in their lives. Choosing a place to live is as important as choosing a spouse or career, but until w, one has rigorously explored this powerful component of subjective well-being to uncover what people want, need, and get out of the places they live. For everyone from urban planners and mayors to recent graduates, this book will be the essential guide to how people choose where to live, and what those choices mean to their lives and their communities.
Richard Florida is Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and the founder of the Creative Class Group, a for-profit think tank that charts trends for business, communities and lifestyles. He lives in Toronto.