Home from Home? Locational Choices of International "Creative Class" Workers

Julie Brown
2014 European Planning Studies  
This pape fo uses o the i te atio al ig atio d a i s of the highl skilled eati e lass . To date, little research has been undertaken to provide an in-depth understanding of the underlying reasons behind the movements of these workers. By providing a micro-level, qualitative analysis of the motivations, experiences and migration trajectories of a sub-group of these workers, namely eati e Bohe ia s , this pape offe s a pe spe ti e that is u e tl la ki g i the lite atu e. These individuals are
more » ... idered to be particularly attracted by diverse and open urban milieus, as well as being instrumental in creating the type of urban environment that attracts other members of the eati e lass . Bi i gha , UK, as hose as a e a ple of a Eu opea it e ulati g eati e it poli ies a d ei g pote tiall ellpla ed to att a t i te atio al tale t due to its ultu all di e se populatio a d eputatio fo tole a e . Fi di gs all fo a o e ua ed u de sta di g of the factors associated with both the attraction and retention of international talent, as it is clear that ig atio de isio s depe d o fa to s othe tha si pl ualit of pla e o di e sit a d tolerance. Policies focusing on subjective concepts of place attractiveness are thus unlikely to be successful. Instead, cities need carefully targeted policies that address their particular socioeconomic and physical realities.
doi:10.1080/09654313.2014.988012 fatcat:mwiook3pujb2ncph3xm6upsfyq