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Seattle

What Are America's Fastest-Growing Cities?

Views about urban growth and decline often rely on statistics for metropolitan regions rather than cities proper. Here, Richard Florida looks at the fastest- and slowest-growing cities in America, separate from their metro areas.

August 30, 2019 - CityLab

Commuter Train

Study: Good Access to Transit Attracts Startups

Startups are increasingly abandoning the suburban office park to try their luck in denser urban cores. According to this study, good transit is one factor behind that trend. But it's not the only one.

August 8, 2019 - CityLab

Texas residential

How Some Cities Are Losing People and Staying Prosperous

Population loss doesn't always equate to economic decline. Richard Florida discusses a study examining American metros that are retaining their economic vitality as they shrink.

July 1, 2019 - CityLab

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Study: How Beauty Is a Boon for Cities

Richard Florida discusses a study finding a range of connections between a city or neighborhood's aesthetic appeal and its economic health.

May 22, 2019 - CityLab

Gentrification Protest

An Alphabetical Compendium of the Gentrification Blame Game

When it comes to identifying and repairing the underlying causes of gentrification, there's plenty of blame to go around.

April 17, 2019 - City Observatory

Commute

The Geography of Commuting and the 'New Urban Crisis'

How people get to work, and the geographic distinctions between trends in those choices, reveals some of the country's more ominous traits, including the trend Richard Florida calls "the new urban crisis."

January 29, 2019 - CityLab

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‘Social Infrastructure’ and the Interactions That Bond Us

Richard Florida talks with sociologist Eric Klinenberg about his new book and the places and organizations that help hold society together.

September 17, 2018 - CityLab

Hate Groups in the U.S. Are Both 'Concentrated and Considerably Spread Out'

A new study shows that these groups exist in around 10 percent of counties, and those counties are scattered across all 50 states.

March 19, 2018 - CityLab

Single-Family Homes

Dormant Inner Suburbs and the Affordability Crisis

Richard Florida takes a look at a new report that traces the affordability crisis to cities' inability to densify their older, inner suburbs.

February 12, 2018 - CityLab

New York Street

Richard Florida: Urban Land Values Reflect Spatial Inequality

Overall, the value of American land is strikingly high. But it's the differences between and within cities that concern Florida.

November 7, 2017 - CityLab

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The Urban Revival Is (Probably) Not Over

Critiquing Richard Florida's claim that "the urban revival is over."

September 28, 2017 - Michael Lewyn

High Line with Denari

'The New Urban Crisis' and the High Line

A PBS NewsHour two-fer: an interview of urbanologist Richard Florida conducted in a walking tour of New York's famed High Line in the gentrifying West Chelsea neighborhood, a fitting backdrop for his new book, "The New Urban Crisis."

June 5, 2017 - PBS NewsHour

Rent

Florida, Florida, Florida

In his new book, Richard Florida worries about segregation and redefines "the creative class."

May 2, 2017 - Michael Lewyn

Trump and the New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida writes that Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton is a product of the backlash against what he calls The New Urban Crisis of burgeoning economic inequality—the widening divides between rich and poor.

April 24, 2017 - Penn IUR Urban Link

Florida Man Fails to Fix Everything, Reconsiders Position

Richard Florida was right about everything, except when he wasn't. Ben Brown brings us up to speed on the Creative Class.

April 20, 2017 - PlaceShakers

Lincoln Memorial

Kotkin and Florida Team Up to Agree on Devolution

"Vive le difference!" reads the rallying cry if an article co-authored by Richard Florida and Joel Kotkin.

April 17, 2017 - The Daily Beast

Brooklyn

Richard Florida Takes a Detour

One of the most enthusiastic advocates for the urban resurgence, Richard Florida turns his attention to the segregation, inequality, and housing shortages that threaten to tear cities apart in The New Urban Crisis.

February 13, 2017 - California Planning & Development Report

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An Uncertain Future: America's Urban Middle Class

In the election's wake, Richard Florida compiles some telling statistics on the nation's threatened middle class. It's on the decline, yes, but it's also becoming more segregated into certain cities, often in the Sunbelt and Rust Belt.

November 29, 2016 - CityLab

Brooklyn

As Cities Have Changed, So Have Richard Florida's Ideas

Call it the re-education, the evolution, or the contrition of Richard Florida, but the "rock-star urbanist" has realized some unintended consequences of his creative class ethos, and he's ready to share a new vision for cities.

October 25, 2016 - Houston Chronicle

Yuppies Out

Richard Florida on the Perils of Gentrification

Florida discusses a recent study that emphasizes how new the back-to-the-city movement is, how white it is, and what that means for the people it pushes out.

October 8, 2016 - CityLab

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