Richard Florida

Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.

America's Most Optimistic Communities

Despite lower economic confidence nationwide, a majority of Americans say they are satisfied with the places they call home.

What March Madness Can Teach Us About the Economic Geography of Sports

College towns dominate when it comes to sports employment.

What Makes One City Fatter Than Another?

The factors behind the relative obesity of America's cities.

The Inequality Puzzle in U.S. Cities

Inequality in American cities turns on more than wages and skills: poverty and race are key indicators.

Why Miami's Real Estate is Booming Again

Miami's real estate prices have plummeted from their peak, but remain nearly 38 percent above their 2000 levels.

Why College Towns Are Happy Towns

According to new data from Gallup, university towns are the happiest metro areas in the country.

The Inequality of American Cities

Mapping inequality across U.S. metros.

Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

Where to Find a Creative Class Job in 2020

High-paid knowledge, professional, and creative class occupations will add roughly 7 million new jobs by 2020. Here's where you'll find them.

Mapping Housing Misery

A look at which states' housing markets have performed the worst.

Where to Find a Service Job in 2020

Service jobs are projected to make up more than roughly half of all new jobs by 2020. Here's where you'll find them.

The Rise of the Super Commuter

The number of people who work in a different city than they live is growing rapidly.

The World's Best Cities for Students

If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.

Map of the Day: Happy States

A new Gallup study shows which states are the most and least content.

Where To Find a Blue-Collar Job in 2020

What might the geography of blue-collar work look like in the next decade?

The United States of Craigslist

What if we drew our regions based on Craigslist's influence?

The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.