Richard Florida

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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.

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The Limits of Chicago's Back-to-the-City Movement

Although the city has gained some young, educated white residents, it continues to lose minorities and families with children to the suburbs.

Seth Perlman / AP

Do Taxes Really Cause the Rich to Move?

A new study finds that the wealthiest Americans are less mobile than lower income workers, but those who do relocate are looking for a tax cut.

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The Price of Happiness in Cities

Recent research suggests that urban dwellers are significantly less likely to be happy than their suburban or rural counterparts.

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When Urbanization Doesn't Help

While some nations have seen rapid urbanization lead to economic progress, others have fallen behind.

Eric Risberg/AP

Who Benefits in a Tech Hub?

Exploring the connection between technology, wages, and poverty.

Koji Sasahara/AP

In the U.S., Walkability Is a Premium Good

America’s walkable neighborhoods are both wealthier and more highly educated.

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America's Leading Startup Neighborhoods

More than 50 percent are urban, and two in downtown San Francisco attract more than a billion dollars each in venture capital.

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Which U.S. Cities Suffer the Most During a Recession?

A new study charts the business cycles of the nation’s largest metros across three periods of economic decline.

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Startups and Venture Capital Are Going Urban

As investments shift from suburbs to cities, venture capital is moving to dense urban areas that are more walkable and served by transit.