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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
NBA Free Agents Cluster in Superstar Cities, Too
Pro basketball follows the winner-take-all geography of America as a whole, with free agents gravitating to New York, L.A., and other big cities.
How Some Shrinking Cities Are Still Prospering
A study finds that some shrinking cities are prosperous areas with smaller, more-educated populations. But they also have greater levels of income inequality.
How Should We Define the Suburbs?
Based on census boundaries, ways of life, and physical characteristics, respectively, three new definitions offer a composite portrait of American suburbia.
Are Drug Deals Via Text the Key to the Murder Decline?
A new study finds that cell phones played a significant role in reducing homicides in big cities by limiting face-to-face contact.
Writers Are More Prolific When They Cluster
A new study finds that British and Irish writers clustered in 18th- and 19th-century London and were more productive as a result.
Why Some Americans Won’t Move, Even for a Higher Salary
A new study identifies powerful psychological factors that connect people to places, and that mean more to them than money.