I’ll be spending today at the “Creating Cool” conference held as part of the Governor’s statewide cool cities initiative. The keynote speaker will be Richard Florida, who is behind this whole fixation with “coolness.” I’m sure the conference will be a bunch of urban hipsters mixing with state politicians telling them to get liberal and get new urbanism, not chamber of commerce types exchanging business cards. I heard that Mr. Florida’s talk will be webcast somewhere on the web, but I can’t find it for the life of me – if anybody knows, post it in the comments. In the meantime, here’s a column about the conference:

> Freep: TOM WALSH: Cool cities drive creates more hot air

Author: Rob