Richard Florida

Rise of the Fragmented City

Does the number of governments in a given metro area really matter?

The Geography of Well-Being

A new index takes a holistic look at America's inequalities. Yes, that's plural.

America's Leading Creative Class Cities in 2015

In Cupertino, Palo Alto, and McLean, Virginia, more than three-quarters of the workforce belongs to the creative class.

The U.S. Spends Far More on Homeowner Subsidies Than It Does on Affordable Housing

The real problem with American housing policy.

Where Kids Live Now in the U.S.

Laredo, Texas, for one.

The Real Role of Land Values in the United States

Just 6 percent of U.S. land is developed. That matters when we talk about affordability.

2015's Most Walkable U.S. Cities

Miami and Detroit—yes, Detroit—make serious strides in Walk Score's newest rankings.

Who Wants to Move vs. Who Ends Up Actually Moving

A new analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that nearly 10 percent of Americans want to move. But those of us who want to change locations and those of us who end up doing it are often not the same.

Baby Boomers Were Job-Hopping Before It Was Cool

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the notion of the "company man" died not recently, but long ago.

Where Millennials Are Moving Now

New Census data shows that migration patterns among young adults changed after the Great Recession.

Where LGBTQ Americans Live

New polling from Gallup tells a tale of growing tolerance.

Inequality Keeps Creeping Higher in America's Largest Cities

A new analysis finds that the largest cities in the U.S. are also some of its most unequal, now more than ever.

The U.S. Cities Where It Takes the Longest to Be Able to Afford to Buy a Home

Metro areas in California look especially bleak in this analysis.

Why Some U.K. Cities Thrive While Others Decline

An intriguing new report looks at long-term economic trends in metros across Britain.

Mapping the Global Super-Rich

The favored locales of the 0.002 percent.

How Gentrifiers Change the Definition of a Neighborhood

New research out of Philadelphia finds race to be the biggest predictor of how residents defined their changing communities.    

Sorry, London: New York Is the World's Most Economically Powerful City

Our new ranking puts the Big Apple firmly on top.

A Painstaking New Study Reveals the Persistence of U.S. Racial Segregation

Racial segregation doubled between 1880 and 1940 all across the country, in rural areas as well as cities.

America's Most Economically Segregated Cities

Can you guess what Tallahassee, Trenton, and Tucson all have in common?