A recent Ontario study, “Imagine a Toronto…Strategies for a Creative City” suggests supporting a city’s cultural community will pay big dividends in the long run for economic growth.

Patrick Luciani, AIMS Senior Fellow in Urban Policy, takes exception to such public policy. In Creative Cities, Luciani examines the Ontario study and questons the very definitions used by the authors to determine what is creative. He also suggests there is a better way to support creative or artistic cities. Luciani explains the money is better spent on tax cuts and education.

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