Richard Florida

December 26, 2011, 9am PST
Academic Mario Polèse argues that the history of local economic development is a "story of academic fads", that have "proven of little practical use."
City Journal
December 10, 2011, 11am PST
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.
The Atlantic
December 1, 2011, 12pm PST
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.
The Atlantic Cities
October 13, 2011, 2pm PDT
Richard Florida digests Walkscore's Walkability rankings, and discusses some surprising results. Among the top ten are Union City, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida.
The Atlantic
October 12, 2011, 2pm PDT
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."
MyCityWay Blog
October 6, 2011, 2pm PDT
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.
The Atlantic
October 5, 2011, 12pm PDT
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.
The Atlantic Cities
September 30, 2011, 8am PDT
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.
The Atlantic
August 20, 2011, 9am PDT
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.
USA Today
June 6, 2011, 10am PDT
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.
Creative Class
March 29, 2011, 1pm PDT
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."
The New York Times
March 2, 2011, 1pm PST
ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd talks to Richard Florida about cities and talent migration in the sports world.
ESPN Radio
October 20, 2010, 2pm PDT
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.
October 14, 2010, 5am PDT
Two recent studies suggest urban areas and geographic regions have distinctive temperaments.
The Infrastructurist
September 8, 2010, 1pm PDT
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.
The Atlantic
May 24, 2010, 1pm PDT
Richard Florida says that his city of Toronto needs to implement some real, physical changes to inspire economic recovery.
The Toronto Star
May 10, 2010, 2pm PDT
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.
The Urbanophile
January 4, 2010, 1pm PST
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.
The American Prospect
September 30, 2009, 10am PDT
A new study suggests that cities for which residents have a higher degree of emotional attachment and loyalty have greater levels of economic growth.
The Globe and Mail
March 27, 2008, 1pm PDT
<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>
The Rocky Mountain News