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“…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
“…a pioneering cartographer of talent.”
“…he’s changed the framework for discussing social and economic inequality.”
Herbert Muschamp, New York Times, Year in Review
For Female Entrepreneurs, a Ground-Floor Apartment Is Key
A new study finds that the home-based businesses of poor women in a Colombian city are much more successful when they are located on the street level.
How Socially Integrated Is Your City? Ask Twitter.
Using geotagged tweets, researchers found four types of social connectedness in big U.S. cities, exemplified by New York, San Francisco, Detroit, and Miami.
Don't Move People Out of Distressed Places. Instead, Revitalize Them
A new study shows that place-based policies are key to helping people in distressed cities, where investments should be tailored to local economic conditions.
What Makes Silicon Valley Different?
Historian Margaret O’Mara talks about her new book <em>The Code</em> and how Silicon Valley has maintained its competitive edge in high tech.
Where Is the Best City to Live, Based on Salaries and Cost of Living?
Paychecks stretch the furthest in smaller cities for most workers, but techies continue to do best in larger, more expensive cities.
The Future of the Middle Class Depends on Upgrading Service Jobs
More than 70 million Americans hold low-wage, precarious service jobs. We must make these jobs a pathway to the middle class.