London begins its Creative Cities odyssey with a Cultural Office at city hall.
Jack Cashill at WorldNetDaily comes up with five bad things that happen when a creative city reaches critical creative mass:
Like contemporary cargo cultists, many of the development specialists that I know have convinced themselves that if they can only create a groovy, gay-friendly, rock and rolling, Frisbee-throwing environment in Kansas City, where I live now, or Topeka or St. Joe, the high-tech cargo will follow.
and last but not least,
1. the "thought leadership" becomes the "thought police,"
5. The Creative Class kills real diversity.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Sunday, December 10, 2006