Work

Photos

Why Forest Fires Are Getting Worse

Colorado is having its worst forest fire season in decades. Is climate change to blame?

How to Stop the Over-Regulation of Street Vendors

New York would be better off treating these vendors like small businesses.

Videos

The Future of Detroit

The fifth installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the Motor City.

Are These the Fastest-Gentrifying Neighborhoods in the U.S.?

What changes in the white population share can and can't tell us.

The Economic Impact of Knowledge Clusters

A new study identifies 11 knowledge cluster regions throughout the U.S. and their economic impact. 

America's Brainiest Cities

Tracking metros by a new measure of "brain performance."

A Blueprint for a Profitable Urban Farm

A new reports argues that plentiful vacant land in Youngstown can create jobs and money.

The Businesses That Will Lead Detroit

The fourth installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

The Death and Life of Downtown Shopping Districts

Lessons from Miami’s bold Design District experiment.

What Will It Take to Turn Berlin Into a Major Economic Center?

The city is an arts hub. Can a new airport bring it into the upper tier of European cities?

How to Handle a City of Tourists

New Yorkers have always had a love-hate relationship with visitors.

America's Economic Rebound

The declinists are wrong, America is emerging from the crisis stronger than before.

Cities Facing Worst Fiscal Situation Since 1980

Property taxes and state aid are both down, creating major problems for local governments.

Why Some States Are More Economically Mobile Than Others

The impact of income, class, and religion.

Great Moments in the History of Boondoggles

Three of the most embarrassing wastes of city taxpayer money ever recorded.

What Critics Get Wrong About Creative Cities

Economic development, innovation and creativity are undoubtedly connected. Squabbling about which comes first misses the point.

Why We Pay More for Walkable Neighborhoods

New data points to the economic power of walkable neighborhoods – and the high cost of living in them.

'Crowd-Sourcing Can't Build Bridges': Looking Beyond the Rebuild Era

Cities and citizens are working together to rebuild communities and grow jobs. What comes next?