Richard Florida

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.

The Geography of America's Freelance Economy

The metros and occupations where independent workers earn the most.

Class-Divided Cities: Atlanta Edition

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

Quantifying Downtown Detroit's Comeback

Exactly how the Motor City is rebuilding its urban core.

What Is It Exactly That Makes Big Cities Vote Democratic?

Not all urban areas are bastions of blue. Population, density and education all play a role.

Sorry Mr. President, Manufacturing Will Not Save Us

4 reasons why Obama is wrong to think the sector can solve the unemployment crisis.

Class-Divided Cities: Washington, D.C. Edition

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

Density vs. Livability in the World's Biggest Cities

The two don't necessarily go together, according to a new report.

Class-Divided Cities: Chicago Edition

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

Innovation and the Wealth of Cities

A new Brookings report looks at the relationship between innovation and regional economic growth.

Is San Francisco Really America's Next Title Town?

Despite the success of this season, the city has a ways to go before joining the superstar ranks of Boston or Green Bay.

More Losers Than Winners in America's New Economic Geography

It appears that talent clustering provides little in the way of trickle-down benefits to service and blue-collar workers.

Class-Divided Cities: Los Angeles Edition

The second in our series mapping the growing class divides in American cities and metros.