The Case for Creative Clusters

 

By: Meredith Moon, Copywriter, @cirque_luna | Oct. 13, 2014

When one hears about gentrification and creativity, one thinks of Brooklyn these days. And it’s not without controversy. However, studies show that the revival of urban areas usually begins with those creative types. But beware; said area cannot overflow with talent, as competition becomes fierce. That’s why you were better off as a classical composer in Vienna rather than Paris: enough of a cluster to keep you going but not enough to kick you out. Modern cities like Omaha, NE, are trying this strategy on for size to jump-start their urban core and it seems to be working. 

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