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“…a pioneering cartographer of talent.”
“…he’s changed the framework for discussing social and economic inequality.”
Herbert Muschamp, New York Times, Year in Review
“…Florida is an authoritative and entertaining observer. He pulls together many of the things we see into an illuminating narrative of demography and urban and economic development.”
John Gapper, The Financial Times
The Rise of the Rest (of the World)
American cities still have the edge when it comes to high-tech startups and venture capital, but other parts of the world are rapidly catching up.
Peter Calthorpe Is Still Fighting Sprawl—With Software
In an interview, the leading New Urbanist Peter Calthorpe discusses autonomous rapid transit, Buckminster Fuller, NIMBYism, and his new urban-planning software.
Is Housing Inequality the Main Driver of Economic Inequality?
A growing body of research suggests that inequality in the value of Americans’ homes is a major factor—perhaps the key factor—in the country’s economic divides.
The Global Housing Crisis
Scarce, unaffordable housing is not a local problem in a few places, but is baked into the 21st<span>-</span>century global city. It’s time for cities, nations, and global leaders to start acting like it.
How Your Social Class Affects Where You'll Move
Socioeconomic sorting at the metropolitan level is making America more polarized, an economist finds.
Which U.S. Cities Are Most Food Truck-Friendly?
A new study breaks down where the administrative hurdles to opening a restaurant on wheels are the worst.