brain drain

Courtesy Creative Fresno

Back in the mid 1980’s writer and urban planner Charles Landry was the first to describe how creativity and specifically those involved in creative professions could transform a city – something he called the Creative Cities movement. Later in the early 2000’s writers like Richard Florida went on to detail a theory about how a new “creative class” of designers, artists, and entrepreneurs wield a profound positive economic impact on the culture of their cities. The implication was clear –...