Florida (2004) Next American City 5 identifies as crucial to creativity: creative human capital; innovative activity associated with high-tech agglomerations; and the quality of a place as ‘liberal, tolerant, and capable of attracting skilled people able to generate new ideas’. Storper and Venables (2004) J. Econ. Geog. 4, 4 argue that face-to-face contacts are the most fundamental aspect of proximity, particularly important in environments where information is imperfect, rapidly changing, and not easily codified.
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.