Richard Florida

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.

Demand for Foreign-Born Workers Is Spiky

Many U.S. cities cannot access the skilled workers they need.

Map of the Day: The Geography of Klout

Which countries have the most social media influence?

Large U.S. Cities and Tolerance

How America's biggest metro areas stack up.

The Economic Strength of Cities

A new measurement - based on satellite images - highlights cities' key role in economic development.