ABC News: How ‘creatives’ turned our cities into unaffordable playgrounds for the rich

“At the beginning of the 21st century, author and academic Richard Florida predicted that the “creative classes” would become the driving force of economic growth in cities.

The wealth they generated would spread as the creative economy produced increasingly attractive, vibrant and productive urban centres.

Cities would become not only the beating heart of social and cultural life, but the engines of prosperity itself….”