Richard Florida

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

Photo by Flickr user fishbulb9, used under a Creative Commons

Why Cities Matter

It’s time to take the livability, sustainability, and prosperity of our urban areas more seriously

Yuriko Nakao, Reuters

The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World

Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?