Creative Class

August 20, 2012, 11am PDT
In an indication that the "creative class" era may have finally jumped the shark, the city of Miami is reveling in the arrival of Richard Florida <em>himself</em> as a sign of the area's arrival as a "Creative City."
The Miami Herald
August 17, 2012, 7am PDT
Emily Badger explains how a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization is working to break the cycle of gentrification within artist communities by helping to create and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations.
Fast Company
July 20, 2012, 7am PDT
The 10th anniversary and updating of Richard Florida's "Rise of the Creative Class" has brought about a re-evaluation of "creative class" urbanism. Will Doig surveys a series of popular essays that question Florida's highly influential arguments.
July 9, 2012, 1pm PDT
Revisiting the metric he developed a decade ago in his groundbreaking book "The Rise of the Creative Class", Richard Florida ranks the American metros with the largest concentrations of creativity.
The Atlantic Cities
June 29, 2012, 8am PDT
Workers making up the 'creative class,' a term first coined by author Richard Florida, continue to grow and prosper, generating trillions in wages. What cities in the U.S. have the largest creative economies?
The Daily Beast
June 1, 2012, 1pm PDT
Richard Florida reports on why America ranks second to last among first world nations for economic mobility; the Northeast remains the most mobile region of the country.
Atlantic Cities
February 28, 2012, 2pm PST
Rebecca Sanborn Stone profiles several innovative communities that are utilizing citizen-guided art projects to communicate values and ideas, break down barriers, and guide planning efforts.
February 9, 2012, 7am PST
Kaid Benfield investigates the rise of a more independent and nimble workforce, and ponders what the new economy means for the shape of cities as we enter an urban epoch
February 6, 2012, 10am PST
Recounting the exalted heights that the profession reached in the last decade, and its complete meltdown during the Great Recession, Scott Timberg asks: where does architecture go from here?
January 8, 2012, 7am PST
Richard Florida examines the "Geography of Health" in American and why some cities are healthier than others.
The Atlantic Cities
January 7, 2012, 1pm PST
A new study looks at how home values in neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio responded differently to the presence of gay populations.
The Atlantic Cities
December 10, 2011, 11am PST
A new study that explores the geography of twitter networks finds that rather than making place obsolete, their intensity can be predicted by location and proximity, suggesting they enhance location based relationships.
The Atlantic
November 8, 2011, 7am PST
ArtPlace America has issued a landmark series of grants dedicated to supporting the 'creative class' and enhance communities through the arts. Organizations in California snagged eight of thirty-four grants nationwide.
California Planning & Development Report
October 12, 2011, 2pm PDT
Richard Florida, interviewed by blogger Dave Copeland, says that quality of place is going to be of growing importance in the coming era to keep cities vibrant and attracting talent and the "creative class."
MyCityWay Blog
October 6, 2011, 2pm PDT
Scott Timburg labels Richard Florida overly optimistic and blames the media for not portraying the 'fading creative class,' because their recession pain has not been sufficiently dramatic.
The Atlantic
October 5, 2011, 12pm PDT
Richard Florida ranks countries based on the proportion of workers in the 'creative class.' He ranks the U.S. 27th in the world, trailing a top ten including Singapore, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany and Switzerland.
The Atlantic Cities
October 5, 2011, 9am PDT
Mera Rubell, one of America's premier art collectors, explains to Richard Florida why she loves collecting her art in Miami, and which is the best American City for artists.
The Atlantic
August 20, 2011, 9am PDT
In USA Today, Florida picks 10 neighborhoods that give a "slice of local urban life," ranging from Miami's Wynwood and Design District to Fort Worth, Texas' West 7th community.
USA Today
August 8, 2011, 12pm PDT
With digital cinematography replacing location shooting and huge soundstages, the entertainment industry is becoming a lucrative, sought-after tenant in downtowns and urban areas.
Urban Land
July 7, 2011, 7am PDT
Young creative people are moving to Detroit, launching new businesses and civic ventures that are creating a new identity for a city plagued by associations with decline.
The New York Times