Richard Florida’s Creative Cities hypothesis is a favorite of ours here at iQ. Not only is Toronto considered one of the best cases for this theory but we truly feel that the ethos behind iQ embody a lot of these concepts. In this paper co-authored by Kevin Stolarick, they discuss the implications of Creativity and our Connectivity with other knowledge workers. They focus on the impact of knowledge spillovers in dense cities and how innovation occurs when creative workers are able to interact in clusters. The Creative Class Group has published a PDF of the paper that is available for download.
At iQ we hope to fill our offices with a variety of creative companies, in the hopes that discussion in the lounge will develop into collaboration and innovation.