Richard Florida

The Geography of Craft Beer

Mapping America's craft brewers state-by-state.

The Thriving States of America

A new Gallup poll charts levels of "thriving" across U.S. states.

The World Cities That Tweet the Most

Jakarta bests New York and L.A. as well as Tokyo, London, and São Paulo, according to a recent study.

The Connection Between Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Metros with a strong creative class are also more likely to have robust business growth.

Which American Cities Won the Most Medals?

When it comes to the Games, the West Coast dominates.

Dwight Howard, the Lakers, and the Spiky NBA

Big cities continue to dominate the competition for basketball superstars.

Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

The Divided Global City

Global class conflict is still playing out on a local scale.

The Geography of America's Music Scenes

Mapping musicians and the music businesses across the U.S.

When it Comes to Jobs, the Real Story is Education, Occupation, and Geography

The burden of unemployment has been felt hardest on those in working-class factory, construction, and low-wage service jobs.

In Search of a Cure for Zombie Neighborhoods

A new study details the rise of abandoned properties in Buffalo.

The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.

The Geography of Team USA

Where America's Olympians were born and where they currently live reveals interesting clusters.

Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

America's Leading Creative Class Counties

A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.

America's Top Creative Class States

Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.

Is Detroit Becoming a Suburb?

A provocative op-ed in the Detroit News raises tough questions about Detroit's revival and other cities. 

The Geography of Gun Violence

On the state level, mental illness and stress levels don't play a role. Poverty and gun control policies do.

The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.