Two recent studies suggest urban areas and geographic regions have distinctive temperaments.
Oct 14, 2010 The Infrastructurist
Richard Florida says that the economic benefits of 'agglomeration' are seldom given the attention they deserve. A new study by Florida and the Martin Prosperity Institute aims to do just that.
Sep 8, 2010 The Atlantic
Richard Florida says that his city of Toronto needs to implement some real, physical changes to inspire economic recovery.
May 24, 2010 The Toronto Star
The Urbanophile reviews Richard Florida's new book, defending his populist approach and tackling Florida's central arguments of investing in the grassroots, encouraging "rentership" and the fundamental societal changes coming soon.
May 10, 2010 The Urbanophile
In a scathing critique of Richard Florida, reporter Alec MacGillis claims that Florida's creative class strategies haven't worked for ailing cities around the country. Florida counters that the recession has changed the landscape.
Jan 4, 2010 The American Prospect
A new study suggests that cities for which residents have a higher degree of emotional attachment and loyalty have greater levels of economic growth.
Sep 30, 2009 The Globe and Mail
<p>In this article, researcher Richard Florida looks at why and how the Denver area became a "megaregion" and a highly-desirable place to live.</p>
Mar 27, 2008 The Rocky Mountain News
<p>The mortgage crisis is devastating many communities far from urban centers, while 'inner cities', regionally speaking, are weathering the financial storm far better thanks to their urban form that makes them attractive to those that can afford them.</p>
Mar 21, 2008 The San Francisco Chronicle