Richard Florida

How Housing Is Making America's Wealth Divide Worse

Home value is disproportionately concentrated in just a handful of U.S. cities and towns.

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now

The places creative, service, and working class jobs will grow the most by 2022.

What the Most Violent Nations in the World Have in Common

High rates of intentional violence are strongly associated with inequality, both in terms of class and gender.

The Developing World's Urban Population Could Triple by 2210

Can we possibly prepare?

Why Gayborhoods Matter

We're still limited in our ability to track the U.S. LGBT population, but there does appear to be a connection between gay neighborhoods and some of the markers of gentrification.

What Cities Really Need to Attract Entrepreneurs, According to Entrepreneurs

Hint: It's not favorable tax rates.

The Global Map of Homophobia

As eyes turn to Sochi, a look at the countries where it's worst (and best) to be gay.

Expensive London Is Still the U.K.'s Top Destination for Young People

High cost of living hasn't stopped British Millennials from flocking to the city.

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Affect Some Metros Much More Than Others

There are tremendous differences in what it takes for workers to get by in different parts of the country.

Mapping the U.S. Metros Where High Unemployment Could Persist for Years

Yes, there are still plenty of places that are unlikely to rebound until 2018 or later. 

The Narrow Geography of the Grammy Awards

Half of the nods for this year's biggest awards went to artists living in L.A., New York, or Nashville.

The Amazing Endurance of Slums

Despite major advances, the world's slum population will likely double to 2 billion by 2050.

Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor

How globalization has changed the nature of urban development.

Why Big Cities Matter in the Developing World

They can act as economic engines for entire countries.

How to Build a Productive Tech Economy

There's no simple solution to encouraging local innovation.

Where Americans Get Enough Exercise

Whether you're physically fit can depend on where you live.

Why Cities Can't Win in State Government

Big-city delegates have a tough time getting their way in state legislatures.

2013's Best Performing American Cities

New rankings from the Milken Institute show just how diverse our tech economy has become.

Why Some Communities Foster More Entrepreneurs Than Others

Self-employment is a riskier bargain in places with weak social ties.