Richard Florida

The Fall and (Partial) Rise of the Rural Creative Class

The rural creative class has recovered from the recession like its urban counterparts—but it’s how and where that matters.

The New Geography of Super-Charged Startup Cities

The Bay Area clearly dominates in software companies that have been valued at a billion dollars or more, but China is coming on strong.

This Year's Minimum Wage Initiatives Fell Way Short

Four red states passed referendums on higher minimum wages Tuesday, but it's not enough.

The Next Housing Crisis May Be Sooner Than You Think

How we could fall into another housing crisis before we've fully pulled out of the 2008 one.

Where Does the Creative Class Move?

D.C., Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Houston, and Dallas draw those with "symbolic knowledge."

Is 'Green Growth' Possible for Nations?

Countries can be economically lean and environmentally green, but there are other costs to consider.

Solving the Global Housing Crisis

Some 330 million urban households worldwide are financially stretched by housing costs.

Why Do People Move: Jobs or Housing?

A new study finds a close connection between the two.

Large Metros Have Generated the Lion's Share of Employment Since the Great Recession

Are big, successful cities the new normal?

The New Global Centers for Talent

London, New York, and Paris top the list of the world’s leading talent hubs—but not for the reasons you might think.

Why the U.S. and Europe Have Little to Fear From the Rise of Chinese Science

Beijing is the world's top science city, but Chinese policies will prevent China from becoming the world's top science country.

A Plan for a More Inclusive San Francisco

There's a lot to discuss in a new report outlining how to create better jobs and more affordable housing for the Bay Area.

The Fading Distinction Between City and Suburb

As high-income people return to cities and urban neighborhoods, they bring much of their suburban lifestyle with them.

A Conversation With Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

Detroit’s first white mayor in 40 years talks abandoned housing, streetlights, and gentrification.

The Divided City

Just as they've started to revitalize—attracting industry, investment and people—our cities are threatened by new and more vexing divides.

Keep Cadillac in Detroit

Why leaving the Motor City for Manhattan is a big mistake for the automaker.

Why People Stay Where They Are

We hear a lot about why people leave their communities—but only about one in ten Americans moves per year.

What Makes Us the Happiest About the Places We Live

Urbanites and suburbanites in the U.S. have a lot more in common than you might have guessed.

Houston and San Jose Are Leading U.S. Economic Growth

The continued rise of America's new knowledge-energy economy.