Having recently read Richard Florida’s “The Rise of the Creative Class“, and having heard a great deal of rhetoric locally about the importance of creative class economy issues to Albuquerque’s future, it occurs to me that it will be interesting to see how our community’s leadership responds to Thursday’s fire that destroyed the Golden West and caused extensive damage to the two music venues on either side of it.
At least one prominent local institution has taken up the discussions with fervor. Let’s hear it for the bottom-up nature of the creative class.
Thanks for the linking to our discussion on DCF!
Props to Gwyneth Doland for that fabulous El Rey photo too.
Personally, I dig seeing “creative classers” push roots into the community like this. I hope some great solutions rise up out of the discussion.