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Seeking Talent for Creative Cities : The Social Dynamics of Innovation, Paperback / softback Book

Seeking Talent for Creative Cities : The Social Dynamics of Innovation Paperback / softback

Edited by Jill Grant

Part of the Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-regions series


With the growth of knowledge-based economies, cities across the globe must compete to attract and retain the most talented workers.

Seeking Talent for Creative Cities offers a comprehensive and insightful analysis of the diverse, dynamic factors that affect cities' ability to achieve this goal. Based on a comparative national study of 16 Canadian cities, this volume systematically evaluates the concerns facing workers operating in a range of creative endeavours.

It draws on interviews, surveys, and census data collected over a six-year research program conducted by experts in business, public policy, urban studies, and communications studies to identify the characteristics and features of particular city-regions that influence these workers' mobility and satisfaction.

Seeking Talent for Creative Cities represents a rigorously empirical test of popular wisdom on the true relationship between urban development and economic competitiveness.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 16 tables, 10 figures
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Urban communities
  • ISBN: 9781442615441



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