Cities and the Creative Class

Florida, R., (2005).

Richard Florida outlines how certain cities succeed in attracting members of the 'creative class' - the millions of people who work in information-age economic sectors and in industries driven by innovation and talent.


The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited

Florida, R., (2012).

Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class quickly achieved classic      status for its identification of forces then only beginning to reshape our economy,      geography, and workplace.


Cultures of Creativity: Nurturing Creative Mindsets Across Cultures

Gauntlett, D., Thomsen, S.B., (2013).  

This report argues that societies often fail to properly nurture and sustain the cultures of creativity, which are vital to their future.



Culture and Creativity

Ludwig, A.M., (1992).

Ludwig’s article offers insight in culture and creativity. Showcasing cultural factors that have profoundly influenced outlets for creative expression, on the nature of the subject matter and form of expression, on the functions that various forms of expression serve, and on the types of individuals selected for, or engaged in, creative activity.


Culture and Creativity: the Next Ten Years

Smith, C., 2001.

This paper presents a sociology-political analysis of New Labors’ rhetorical uses of the idea and values of creativity to shape cultural policy in England.


Defying the Crowd: Cultivating Creativity in a Culture of Conformity

Sternberg, R. J. & Lubart, T. I., (1995).

“What is creative is new and often brings about positive change. But what is new is also strange, and what is strange can be scary, even threatening—which is why ‘they’ don’t want to hear it. But they are unwise not to listen, for the creative person with original ideas is the one who, with support, will advance and improve the milieu to the benefit of all.” —from Defying the Crowd


Exploring the Nature of Creativity

Fox, JM & Fox, RL (3rd ed.). (2010). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt

The KEA study carried out for the European Commission reveals the contribution of   “culture-based creativity” to innovation.


Leading on the Creative Edge

Firestien, R.L. (2004). Buffalo, NY. Innovation Systems.

Shows you how to redefine problems so they can be solved and how to move from a challenge or opportunity to creative action.


Creativity Rising: Creative Thinking & Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century

Puccio, Mance, Barbero-Switalski & Reali (2012. ICSC Press.

Introduction to the study of creativity, creative thinking and creative problem solving – answers the questions: What’s in it for me?


Sir Ken Robinson: do schools kill creativity?, TED Ideas Worth Spreading

Robinson, Ken. (2006).

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.