Richard Florida

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Rise of the 'Urbanpreneur'

How the internet ushered in a new era for entrepreneurs in the urban ecosystem.

Vivek Prakash/Reuters

The Human Challenge of Global Urban Development

Before Habitat III kicked off this week, the UN released a report on the advantages and drawbacks of rapid urbanization.

Ted S. Warren/AP

What the 'Gig Economy' Looks Like in Cities

An estimate of where businesses with no employees—like Uber drivers or AirBnB hosts—have grown.

Library of Congress

Density and Class in Early Manhattan

A new study maps the borough’s rapid development and changing land-use patterns.

Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

A New Typology of Global Cities

The seven types of global cities driving the world economy.

Bebeto Matthews/AP

What If No One Is Actually Bowling Alone?

When demographic factors are taken into account, city-dwellers appear to spend about as much time socializing as their suburban counterparts.

Don Ryan/AP

The Downsides of the Back-to-the-City Movement

A tale of winners and losers.

Bebeto Matthews/AP

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.

Penguin Random House

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?

Steve Helber/AP

The Reality of America's College Towns

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

Peter Morgan/AP

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.

Courtesy Melody Warnick

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.

Matt Dunham/AP

Who Really Won the Rio Games?

It depends on how you count.