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The Larger Urban Context

  • Geoffrey MossEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)

Abstract

In this chapter, I briefly discuss the larger urban context of Lawrenceville’s artistic enclave (i.e., the City of Pittsburgh). I draw on secondary sources, and also utilize my field data and Art All Night Artist Survey data. I begin by presenting a brief overview of Pittsburgh’s transition from industrial to postindustrial city, and point out that it has not experienced widespread gentrification and astronomical increases in housing costs. I then discuss and evaluate Florida’s comments on its creative class, and proceed to assess some of the advantages and disadvantages of being a Pittsburgh artist.

Keywords

Pittsburgh Creative class Artist Artist survey Richard Florida 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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