Richard Florida

The Most (and Least) Peaceful Places in America

A new report tracks violence and incarceration rates across America's states and metros.

London's Next Top Mayor

The race to be mayor of London has devolved into personalities, but serious economic and social issue confront the city and its next mayor.

What Makes Some Cities Greener Than Others

The economic factors behind pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Why Bigger Cities Are Greener

Denser, more populous cities are more energy efficient than their smaller counterparts.

More on the Teen Birthrate Bible Belt Connection

What other factors influence which states have the highest teen birthrates?

Which Cities Tend to Be the Greenest? The Answer May Surprise You

Some metropolitan areas emit much more CO2 than others.

U.S. Teen Birthrates Are Down, But Still High in These States

Teen births follow the same fault lines of religion, politics, and class that divide Americans. 

More on Airports' Proximity to Downtowns

Here's a complete listing of the distance between airports and cities.

Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.

What Cities Gain When Their Airports Are Close to Downtown

Just two of the 10 most remote major U.S. airports are connected by rail of any kind.

Why Young Americans Are Driving So Much Less Than Their Parents

Millennials are increasingly uninterested in the burden of car ownership.

Where the Heavy Metal Bands Are

Why do most heavy metal bands hail from Scandinavia and Northern Europe?

America's Most Important Airport Cities

Airports are a central component in urban and regional economic development.

What Twitter Means to Detroit

It may only be a small office, but the deal is a high profile win for entrepreneur Dan Gilbert.

America's Urban-Rural Work Divide

Where we live dictates an awful lot about the type of work available to us.

The End of Sprawl?

U.S. census data released today shows a decline in exurban populations.

Where Housing Is Making a Comeback

There are signs that the U.S. housing market is finally bouncing off its bottom.

The Enduring Effect of Neighborhoods

Harvard sociologist Robert J. Sampson on his new book, Great American City.

Which Cities Have the Most Global Clout?

New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world.