Richard Florida

Penn IUR Faculty Fellows and Scholars weigh in on the 2016 Presidential election. What urban issues should the candidates be focusing on?
Jan 27, 2016   PennIUR
Like any tool, form-based codes must be wielded skillfully for beautiful results. Hazel Borys kicks off a series on ways we go awry.
Feb 22, 2013   PlaceShakers
Lamenting the lack of a single big, transformative urban idea during President Obama's first term, Richard Florida urges the president to establish a new cabinet-level Department of Cities to build a "lasting urban legacy."
Feb 4, 2013   New York Daily News
Richard Florida interviews Jeff Speck about his new and highly praised book "Walkable City." The two authors discuss why cities should become more walkable to meet the needs of the "Walking Generation."
Jan 13, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Using new analysis of recent US Census data, Richard Florida demonstrates that “[c]ities and regions where density is more concentrated near their urban cores — appear to gain the biggest economic advantage.” That, and a tad more happiness.
Nov 30, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Now can you qualify, quantify, and index it? Hazel Borys would like you to do so, and gives this data review to help you get started.
Nov 13, 2012   PlaceShakers
Richard Florida discusses why "quality of place", rather than job opportunity, is the determining factor in where creative-minded people choose to live.
Oct 16, 2012   Urban Land Magazine
Continuing to chronicle what he sees as an 'urban migration' from suburban office parks, Richard Florida provides the Bay Area illustration of this movement, as he sees the center of Silicon Valley heading to San Francisco from Santa Clara County.
Sep 12, 2012   San Francisco Chronicle
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."
Aug 20, 2012   The Miami Herald
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.
Jul 20, 2012   Salon
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.
Jul 9, 2012   The Atlantic Cities