Richard Florida

Does the Location of Elite Colleges Hurt the Economy?

Great universities are a necessary but insufficient condition for high-tech growth.

Why People Perceive Some Cities as Safer Than Others

There are reasons why places like Boston have tended to think of themselves as relatively safe compared to say, New Orleans.

Class-Divided Cities: Detroit Edition

The final installment of our series exploring the economic divides across America's largest cities and metros.

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

Lessons From Silicon Valley's 'Downtown'

A new report from SPUR traces the decline of downtown San Jose.

America's Most (and Least) Religious Metro Areas

Provo, Utah, and Burlington, Vermont, represent opposite ends of the U.S. religiosity spectrum.

Class-Divided Cities: San Francisco Edition

The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

America's Jobs Dilemma: Employment Up, Wages Down

One more piece of evidence for the lopsided nature of America's economic recovery.

Why Our Cities Look and Work the Way They Do

A conversation with Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore about their new book, American Urban Form.

Class-Divided Cities: Boston Edition

The 10th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

The Stability of the World's Leading Financial Capitals

London and New York continue to top the list of global financial centers.

Global Cities of the Super-Rich

New York City and London have more high-net-worth individuals than any other city.

Class-Divided Cities: Philadelphia Edition

The ninth in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

Ideas Trump Resources When it Comes to City Growth

Natural resources can help, but enduring economic growth is powered by talent and ideas.

Class-Divided Cities: Houston Edition

The eighth in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

What SXSW Can Tell Us About the Geography of Indie Music

Texas cities account for three of the top 10 metros, and nearly one in five SXSW acts hail from Texas.

The Striking Relationship Between Gun Safety Laws and Firearm Deaths

The research is now clear that states with stricter gun control measures have fewer gun-related fatalities.

Class-Divided Cities: Dallas Edition

The latest installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.

Class-Divided Cities: Miami Edition

The sixth installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.