Richard Florida

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The Link Between Religious Diversity and Economic Development

Economic success may be tied to the fact that not all of your neighbors are celebrating the same winter holiday as you.

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No One's Very Good at Correctly Identifying Gentrification

A new study suggests there's a gap between how researchers think about gentrification and what journalists are telling the public.

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Walkability Is Good for You

A slew of new research links walkable neighborhoods with safer, healthier, more democratic places.

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

Tech Culture and Rising Inequality: A Complex Relationship

As high-tech hubs like San Francisco become increasingly unaffordable, we need to be asking the right questions.

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Why Cities Can't Afford to Lose Their Artists

A look at America's leading arts hubs and their roles in economic development.

Reuters/Joshua Lott

An Urban Agenda Against 'Secular Stagnation'

Cities provide the mechanism for rebuilding our middle class. Can we support their responsible growth for the sake of the nation's?

Reuters/Andrew Kelly

This Holiday Season, Let's Turn Retail Jobs Into Middle-Class Ones

Higher wages mean more engaged employees, better customer service and higher profits.

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In the U.K., a Case for Shifting Political Power to the Cities

A year-long independent effort has identified the most practical strategies for empowering the U.K.'s cities and metro areas.

The Ideas That Led Calgary to Choose a 'Wonkish, Dorky' Mayor

Naheed Nenshi talks urban development, affordable housing, and how national governments fail cities.

Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Is New York the New Model for Startup Cities?

Its rise has been remarkable. But should aspiring tech hubs really emulate the Big Apple?

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The Fall and (Partial) Rise of the Rural Creative Class

The rural creative class has recovered from the recession like its urban counterparts—but it’s how and where that matters.

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The New Geography of Super-Charged Startup Cities

The Bay Area clearly dominates in software companies that have been valued at a billion dollars or more, but China is coming on strong.

Reuters/Adrees Latif

This Year's Minimum Wage Initiatives Fell Way Short

Four red states passed referendums on higher minimum wages Tuesday, but it's not enough.

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The Next Housing Crisis May Be Sooner Than You Think

How we could fall into another housing crisis before we've fully pulled out of the 2008 one.

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Where Does the Creative Class Move?

D.C., Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Houston, and Dallas draw those with "symbolic knowledge."

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Is 'Green Growth' Possible for Nations?

Countries can be economically lean and environmentally green, but there are other costs to consider.

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Solving the Global Housing Crisis

Some 330 million urban households worldwide are financially stretched by housing costs.

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Why Do People Move: Jobs or Housing?

A new study finds a close connection between the two.

Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn

Large Metros Have Generated the Lion's Share of Employment Since the Great Recession

Are big, successful cities the new normal?