Creative Bureaucrats?

Strategy & Business profiles urbanist Charles Landry who argues that developing a talent-based economy isn’t just about attracting and retaining folks in the arts and design professions:

“[You] can’t support creativity just by supporting creative professions,” Landry says. “People in the arts provide content, of course, but content is just one aspect of what makes a place attractive and prosperous. The right infrastructures are the real key.” Landry notes that this kind of infrastructure is rarely controlled by people who have what is conventionally defined as creative talent. “If content is to have any effect, you need creative logistics analysts, creative engineers, creative educators. Above all, you need creative bureaucrats.”

Worth a read.

Via Planetizen.