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People see cities as more than just where they happened to find a job. A major Gallup survey identified "quality of place" as the single most important source of civic satisfaction. The more beautiful, welcoming and diverse the city, the happier and more prosperous its residents will be.
How does a community meet this challenge? We asked Richard Florida, director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and global research professor at New York University, to pinpoint the most crucial principles for building a better city.