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“…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
“…a pioneering cartographer of talent.”
Learning From LeBron
More people should think about where they want to live and work as seriously as LeBron James does.
We Can Create Better Jobs—by Fixing the Bad Ones
More than 65 million Americans toil in insecure, low-paying jobs. Instead of hoping they will all find different, and better, jobs, we should upgrade the ones they already have.
Don’t Blame Expensive Housing for Falling Fertility
Lower birth rates in expensive cities are more likely due to how Americans self-sort by income, education, age, and other factors.
What To Do About the Rise of Mega-Regions
We need to make urbanism more inclusive and democratic if we want to realize a better future, and that means devolving power from the dysfunctional nation-state to cities and neighborhoods.
Urbanists Could Learn a Lot From Anthony Bourdain
The work of the acclaimed chef and writer, who has died at 61, provides a model for a truly inclusive urbanism based on the creativity of all human beings.
How Culture Shapes Economic Development
A new study, drawing on 1.5 million images of cultural spaces in London and New York, finds that cultural capital is a key contributor to urban economic growth.