The insufferable Richard Florida is back with a new ranking of the most "creative" cities in the US. Cities in California's Silicon Valley top the list; Cupertino, the home of Apple, and Palo Alto, the home of Stanford University, are ranked first and second respectively, proving again that Florida's definition of "creative" has very little to do with art or artists. Indeed, Florida himself writes, "The creative class is made up of more than 40 million workers—a third of the US workforce—and its ranks are composed of high-paid knowledge workers in fields like science and tech; arts, culture, media and entertainment; business and management; and healthcare and education." Completely unnecessarily, Florida also ranks the "bottom 20 creative class cities."
If you can bear to look, the rankings can be found here. This list only considers US cities, but it's safe to say that Florida's equally insufferable acolytes will expand the rankings worldwide before too long.
Above image: Richard Florida. Via The New Republic.