Richard Florida

A recent post by Richard Florida, working in partnership with the Martin Prosperity Institute, examines where (and how much) income inequality grew in U.S. metros between 2006 and 2012.
Aug 5, 2014   CityLab
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
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."
Oct 12, 2011   MyCityWay Blog
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.
Oct 6, 2011   The Atlantic
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.
Oct 5, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
Richard Florida examines the stark regional variance behind American unemployment figures. He finds that Bismark and Fargo in North Dakota have least unemployment, while the Californian Central Valley suffers the highest.
Sep 30, 2011   The Atlantic