Richard Florida

Reuters

How Diversity Leads to Economic Growth

A new study suggests that countries with high levels of diversity are better able to adapt new technologies and ideas

Map of the Day: America's Poverty Belt

The poor in the U.S. are disproportionately clustered in a handful of southern states

Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

Reuters

How Twitter Proves That Place Matters

Social networks haven't replaced proximity - they just reinforce the importance of being near your friends and co-workers

Flickr/Cacostello

The Geography of Global Brands

Which countries are home to the most valuable names in business?

Blueseed

A Floating Silicon Valley for Techies Without Green Cards

A new business wants to provide immigrants a home off the cost of California

Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

Reuters

The Opera House Effect

Why performance spaces built in the 18th century predict which cities will thrive 200 years later

Reuters

The Makeup of Stuck America

Why people from some states move more than others

The Geography of Stuck

America can be divided into two distinct classes, the stuck and the mobile

Reuters

Could London Become the Tech Capital of Europe?

The city used to struggle to keep its start-up talent. Not anymore

Reuters

America the Stuck

The U.S. is moving less than ever before—and it's holding back the recovery

Reuters

Start-Up New York?

New York City is well positioned to overtake Silicon Valley as the country's tech innovation leader

Reuters

Cities and the Creative Class in Asia

How countries like China and Malaysia built a new generation of highly skilled workers faster than anywhere else

Reuters

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat

FloatingSheep.org

Mapping the 'Anti-Creative Class'

A fun new map from Floating Sheep marries the popularity of bars with the price of marijuana

Reuters

Town Pride and the Penn State Scandal

Why State College residents are responding with such outrage to Joe Pa's firing

Martin Prosperity Institute

Where the Twitterati Live

Why the world's most popular tweeters are clustered in a handful of American cities—and Brazil

The Increasingly Republican States of America

The percentage of Americans who say they lean Republican has increased in 47 of the 50 states