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It’s not just for creatives, but for all people; research consistantly shows that people with similar values and interests tend to live close to each other.  That’s why we call them communities…
via theatlantic:

The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster 

A large body of literature shows that highly creative people - artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and the like - are highly likely to be open to new experiences. An earlier study by Rentfrow and his colleague Sam Gosling of the University of Texas, titled “The New Geography of Personality,” tracked the five major personality types across states. They found open-to-experience people were more likely to “attempt to escape the ennui experienced in small-town environments by relocating to metropolitan areas where their interests in cultures and needs for social contact and stimulation are more easily met.” Read more.

[Image: Eric Broder Van Dyke/ Shutterstock.com]

It’s not just for creatives, but for all people; research consistantly shows that people with similar values and interests tend to live close to each other.  That’s why we call them communities…

via theatlantic:

The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster 

A large body of literature shows that highly creative people - artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and the like - are highly likely to be open to new experiences. An earlier study by Rentfrow and his colleague Sam Gosling of the University of Texas, titled “The New Geography of Personality,” tracked the five major personality types across states. They found open-to-experience people were more likely to “attempt to escape the ennui experienced in small-town environments by relocating to metropolitan areas where their interests in cultures and needs for social contact and stimulation are more easily met.” Read more.

[Image: Eric Broder Van Dyke/ Shutterstock.com]

Because every successful sports team in the late 1980s made a music video, St. Louis made this video to try linking winning St. Louis Cardinals team with economic development in the city of St. Louis.  In spite of the new construction highlighted in the video, the city was still vulnerable to the same urban flight that plagued many American cities in the Eighties, losing over 60k residents between 1980 and 1990 census.

Sold On Saint Louis Music Video circa 1987 (by PulseSTL)