Richard Florida

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

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat

Mapping the 'Anti-Creative Class'

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

Town Pride and the Penn State Scandal

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

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

Where Creative Class Women Should Work

Some states treat their creative women better than others

The Income Disparity of Women in the Creative Class

More women are working white collar jobs, but they're earning less than their male counterparts

The Best U.S. States for Working Women

Geography makes a clear difference in how much women earn in the workforce

2011's Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Who comes out on top in our updated ranking for candy seekers?

The Geography of Weed

Why the cost of smoking up depends on where you live

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

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

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

The Creative Class Is Alive

A brief rebuttal to Scott Timberg's recent essay

The Global Creativity Index

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

The World's Leading Creative Class Countries

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

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