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Richard Florida

Richard Florida discusses a study comparing the neighborhoods that house "creative" industries. Science and tech tends to favor low-density office parks, while arts and cultural industries prefer mixed-use urban districts.
May 19, 2015   CityLab
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.
Jun 1, 2012   Atlantic Cities
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.
Feb 28, 2012   EngagingCities
Building in the New Economy isn't business as usual. Howard Blackson lays out policy, planning, land assembly and financing tools to help us with our task at hand.
Feb 15, 2012   PlaceShakers
Richard Florida takes a look at new information out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that identifies binge drinking rates by state.
Jan 21, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Is Stockholm the world capital of music? Richard Florida maps the geography of popular music using the announced lineup for the 2012 Coachella Music Festival.
Jan 17, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Richard Florida examines the "Geography of Health" in American and why some cities are healthier than others.
Jan 8, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Academic Mario Polèse argues that the history of local economic development is a "story of academic fads", that have "proven of little practical use."
Dec 26, 2011   City Journal
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.
Dec 10, 2011   The Atlantic
Richard Florida ranks the top ten artistic cities in America. Los Angeles takes the 4th place spot competing competing amongst other cities including New York, Santa Cruz-Watsonville, and Santa Fe.
Dec 1, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
Richard Florida digests Walkscore's Walkability rankings, and discusses some surprising results. Among the top ten are Union City, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida.
Oct 13, 2011   The Atlantic