Richard Florida

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.

Would There Be 'Linsanity' if Jeremy Lin Played in Charlotte?

The size of a sports town does have its advantages to star players.

A Blueprint for a 21st Century Workforce

The question we need to ask ourselves is, what skills will help workers earn the most?

New York vs. London, in Debate Form

Two great global cities went head-to-head in a battle of words over which one is the best.

The Geography of U.S. Economic Confidence

Why Americans in some states feel more secure in their economic future.

Map of the Day: Where the Government Workers Are

Besides D.C., which states boast the most federal employees?

Why America Keeps Getting More Conservative

The country's conservative drift is only deepening.

Literacy and the Wealth of Cities

The list of America's Most Literate Cities suggests there's little relationship between literacy and economic development. Our analysis suggests otherwise.

What Dollar Store Locations Reveal About America

Surprising data on who's shopping at the discount chains.

The Neighborhoods Where Locals Want to Live

Trulia tracks where in-town buyers search for housing.

New York vs. Boston: Which Is the Better Sports Town?

A statistical examination of the long-term sports successes and failures of the cities in this year's Super Bowl.