Richard Florida

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.

Class-Divided Cities: New York Edition

Examining America's dramatic socio-economic residential segregation.

Gun Violence in U.S. Cities Compared to the Deadliest Nations in the World

New Orleans is like Honduras, Detroit is similar to El Salvador.

Does Human Capital Tend to Cluster in Center Cities or the Suburbs?

According to new research, where college-educated folks live has a lot to do with population size.

A Growing Divide in Urban Gun Violence

Homicides were down dramatically in some U.S. cities in 2012, but up in others.

Toward the Walkable City

Urban planner Jeff Speck chats with Cities about his latest book.

Football's Most Fanatical Cities

How do pro fans stack up against those who favor the college game on a city-by-city basis?

Mapping Brooklyn's Spiky Gentrification

Property values have soared in some neighborhoods. But other parts of the borough have been largely excluded from the boom.