Richard Florida

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How to 'Tune' a City

Jonathan F. P. Rose’s new book proposes a way to adapt to the challenges human-built cities face: through harmony with nature.

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The New Realities of Talent Attraction

Some U.S. counties are clearly doing a better job of attracting and keeping skilled workers than others.

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The Life That Shaped Jane Jacobs

A conversation with Robert Kanigel, author of the new Jacobs biography, Eyes on the Street.

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The Difficulties of Density

Despite its merits, in the U.S., density peaked in the 1950s and has declined since then.

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Do We Need to Redefine 'Better Off'?

Most Americans do not believe that the next generation will be “better off” than their parents. But what does that mean?

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The Reality of America's College Towns

Most of them aren’t bucolic, ivy-covered places.

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Are Cities Too Complicated?

As the writer Samuel Arbesman argues in his new book, complex systems are capable of quickly growing beyond our comprehension.

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Where the Good Jobs Are

In the U.S., job growth continues to be concentrated in a small number of high-performing metros.

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How to Love the Place You Live

In This Is Where You Belong, Melody Warnick experiments with how to make any place feel like home.

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The U.S. Cities With the Most Olympic Medals

If L.A. were a country, it would rank ninth in the world.

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Who Really Won the Rio Games?

It depends on how you count.

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The Geography of Team USA

Where America’s Olympians hail from and train.

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Who's Really Ahead in Rio?

Small countries rise to the top when we control for population, GDP, and size of Olympic delegation.


The Geography of Foreign ISIS Fighters

A look at the factors that may be serving to radicalize attackers.

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The Uneven Progress of Advanced Industries in the U.S.

Charting where sectors such as advanced technology services, advanced manufacturing, and energy production are growing or slowing.

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The Geography of the World's Billionaires

New York, San Francisco, Moscow, Hong Kong, and London top the list, but some smaller cities have more billionaires than their size might suggest.

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Is Hosting a Political Convention Worth It for a Mayor?

City leaders looking to boost their political profiles may want to think twice.

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How Expensive Cities Hurt Workers

For working class and service employees, wages matter less than what they can afford to buy.