Work

How to Fix the Juvenile Justice System

City kids are disproportionately jailed in facilities that don't meet their needs. Here's what can be done.

Life Inside the Broken City

The artist collective Broken City Lab is working to re-engage citizens in the struggling city of Windsor, Ontario.

Homeownership Means Little to Economic Growth

The rate of homeownership has virtually no bearing on the economic development of America's cities and metros.

San Francisco's High-Tech Cost Advantage

San Francisco stacks up well these days compared with Silicon Valley.

Americans Positive About Their Local Economy

Despite deep concerns about our national finances, Americans think their cities and towns are doing all right.

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Rochester's Unique Place in the Rustbelt Revival

With rebounding historic neighborhoods and a diversified economy, Rochester's future doesn't have to be as grim as some fear.

How the Recession Made Me a Gentrifier in My Home Town

Downwardly mobile Millennials—especially the ones who are natives of increasingly expensive cities—are rewriting the rules of gentrification.

Debating the Root Causes of Zombie Infrastructure

A vacant Michigan strip mall becomes a symbol in a Congressional primary race, but it's really part of a much broader problem.

Can Niagara Falls Grow Again?

Despite being home to a world famous tourist attraction, Niagara Falls, New York, is in danger of no longer being considered a city.

With Urbanization Comes Mountains of Trash

Cities in developing countries will see waste management challenges skyrocket as they continue to grow.

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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.