Richard Florida

Reuters

The Geography of Weed

Why the cost of smoking up depends on where you live

Reuters

What's Missing from the Latest Census Income Calculations

D.C. has one of the highest per capita incomes in the country, but that doesn't mean its workers are making more

Rustbelt Baseball Fans: A Little Less Miserable?

Three Midwestern MLB teams with modest payrolls outlasted everyone else this year

Flickr user Bikoy, licensed under Creative Commons

Why Walkable Cities Aren't Always the Ones You'd Think

Factors like bad weather and long commutes don't make a place less walkable

Reuters

Greater Competitiveness Does Not Have to Mean Greater Inequality

Turns out the U.S. is an outlier when it comes to creative paths to prosperity

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The Creative Class Is Alive

A brief rebuttal to Scott Timberg's recent essay

REUTERS/Tim Chong

The Global Creativity Index

The U.S. stacks up better in this updated measure of the competitiveness of countries

REUTERS/Edgar Su

The World's Leading Creative Class Countries

The U.S. has fallen far behind in this key measure of human capital

Courtesy Mera Rubell

Why I Love My City: Mera Rubell on Miami

The art collector discusses why she's so passionate about Miami, and which city is the best place to live for artists

Reuters

The World’s Leading Nations for Innovation and Technology

The U.S. is still largely competing with Europe, not China

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

For the Unemployed, Geography Can Be Destiny

Not every place and every citizen has been affected by the recession the same way

REUTERS/Phil Noble

America's Great Dental Divide

How often you go to the dentist can predict not just income, but social class, political orientation, even what part of the country you live in

Courtesy Sony Pictures

'Moneyball,' Oakland, and the Engineering of Victory

Is there a reason Billy Beane's story took place in the Bay Area?

Photo by Flickr user lakerlkr8, used under a creative commons license

Toronto's Waterfront Moment

How the citizens of Toronto successfully stopped an unpopular redevelopment plan

University of Colorado

America's 20 Most Economically Vibrant College Towns

With better jobs markets and high levels of state funding, these U.S. cities offer a lot more than just a place to go to school

Flickr user Stuck in Customs, used under a Creative Commons license

The Metro-covery and the Limits of Growth Without Growth

Productivity, not population, is the key metric

Reuters/Jason Reed

The Long Road to Recovery

We're going to need to shift to a whole new way of life before we see lasting economic change

Reuters/Larry Downing

The Geography of Obama’s Tanking Approval Ratings

The president’s stated goal of uniting the country may be a lost cause

Rise of the Social City

Excerpts from the cutting room floor of my latest magazine feature