Richard Florida

The Growing Urban Class Divide, Vancouver Edition

The segregation between the rich and poor is clearer than ever.

The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World

Just five metro areas move nearly 40 percent of all U.S. international passengers.

America's Most Popular Music Scenes

The internet has changed things, but probably not how you think.

The Rush to Resilience: 'We Don't Have Decades Before the Next Sandy'

Two experts weigh in on how to prepare our cities to fight back against nature.

These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs

America's most competitive large metros for job growth.

Regardless of Who Wins the White House, America Is Still More Conservative Than It Used to Be

The trend over the past decade is clear.

Chris Anderson on Why He's Leaving Digital for DIY

The exiting Wired editor-in-chief explains why the maker revolution is becoming the new industrial revolution.

Making Our Coastal Cities More Resilient Can't Wait

Hurricane Sandy is the wake-up call.

The 2012 Halloween Index

The metros best primed for trick-or-treating and Halloween revelry.

The U.S. Housing Recovery: Still Uneven

Parsing the latest numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

The 66%: America's Growing Underclass

For almost two-thirds of us, the American Dream is a virtual impossibility.

Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks

A conversation with urban sociologist Zachary Neal on his new book, The Connected City.

The New Geography of Finance

Despite the crisis, the U.S. finance industry has grown since 2008.

Creatives and the Crisis

Since the start of the economic crisis, creative class workers have fared substantially better than others.

Is Your Region Innovative, Productive, Creative, or Just Populated?

A new study gauges the relative contribution of U.S. metros to population, innovation, and economic growth.

The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation

The Kauffman Foundation's Samuel Arbesman on his new book, The Half-Life of Facts.

America's Truly Densest Metros

New Census data offers insight on a better way to measure the density of U.S. cities.

'Hipster Is Not a Real Job'

An ad campaign from British Columbia backfires.

The Global Cities That Offer the Most Opportunity

A new report ranks the world's leading cities for economic, technological, and social opportunity.