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Is the Creative Class Attracted to Tolerant Neighborhoods? Evidence from Chicago, Boston and San Diego over 2000-2009

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Title: Is the Creative Class Attracted to Tolerant Neighborhoods? Evidence from Chicago, Boston and San Diego over 2000-2009
Author(s): Zhang, Yizhou
Contributor(s): Hewings, Geoffrey J.D.
Subject(s): creative-class human capital amenity spatial cross-regressive model
Abstract: This research investigates the validity of one central creative-class claims at the sub-metropolitan level. Based on Richard Florida’s discussion of the location choices of the creative-class and other scholars’ study of the economic impacts of place-attractiveness, I hypothesized that this class is more attracted to tolerant neighborhoods than to traditional amenities, and used a spatial cross-regressive model to test it. The regression result rebuts this hypothesis and found that the creative class did not exhibit distinctive preference for amenity. I also found that immigration, which is one component of tolerance, actually drives away the creative class.
Issue Date: 2013
Series/Report: MUP Capstone
Type: Text
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45255
Date Available in IDEALS: 2013-08-05
 

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