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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, 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
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.
Aug 20, 2011   USA Today
U.S. News and World Report recently evaluated the cities where real income (what your paycheck can buy, considering the cost of living) is the highest. Des Moines, Iowa takes the top slot.
Jun 6, 2011   Creative Class
Richard Florida says that shrinking is not necessarily a good idea for cities like Detroit and Cleveland that are losing population, and that it could do "more harm than good."
Mar 29, 2011   The New York Times
ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd talks to Richard Florida about cities and talent migration in the sports world.
Mar 2, 2011   ESPN Radio
Charles Landry, like Richard Florida, is focused on the importance of talent in the economic health of cities. But Landry defines the "creative class" much more broadly.
Oct 20, 2010   strategy+business
Two recent studies suggest urban areas and geographic regions have distinctive temperaments.
Oct 14, 2010   The Infrastructurist