The cover story of the current issue of Fast Company profiles the the 30 Fastest Cities in the World (kind of reminds me of being a kid and having the fastest shoes...a critical necessity for every child-- especially those of us who wore Husky jeans).
This article will be of particular interest to those who are interested in the work of Richard Florida and his continuing research considering the The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life. In fact, Florida's follow up book, which i have yet to read, focuses on Cities and the Creative Class.
The Fast Cities profile is described as follows:
We scoured the globe in search of the perfect place to transplant yourself and your business. From Chicago to Shanghai, we selected 30 urban centers that are shaping our future. We have creative-class meccas, R&D hot spots, even cities so fast they're scary. Plus, the world's slowest cities. Is your hometown on the list? Vote for your favorites and submit your own.
Richard Florida on the Colbert Report