Thursday, May 29, 2008

Warming, Creative Class & Indian Heritage

A new report out from the Department of Agriculture forecasts dire results—for agriculture, water supplies, and an increase in invasive species and insects—from global warming over the next 25-50 years.

Sacramento has earned a top ten best-places-to-live rating from Kiplinger magazine, and much of the data concerns the creative class concepts developed by Richard Florida in a series of books beginning with The Rise for the Creative Class.

Florida postulates that cities that cater to people whose work is driven by knowledge and creativity will become the most successful and even with some criticism of Florida’s research that has arisen, it is an interesting concept that has the ring of credibility and Sacramento could benefit by being so labeled.

The Indian Heritage Center, which we have been long supporters of, is moving forward and if all goes well will occupy a magnificent site at the confluence of our two rivers.