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“…a pioneering cartographer of talent.”
“…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
“…he’s changed the framework for discussing social and economic inequality.”
Herbert Muschamp, New York Times, Year in Review
The Innovations of the Creative Class Affect a Rural Area’s Fortunes
A new study measures innovation and shows that when found in rural areas, it is tied to significant presence of the creative class.
The Rise, and Urbanization, of Big Music Festivals
The legacy of hippie Woodstock is the modern music-festival economy: materialist, driven by celebrities and social media, and increasingly urban.
The Benefits of High-Tech Job Growth Don’t Trickle Down
A new study from the U.K. finds that although high-tech and digital industries spur job growth, less-skilled workers don’t even get spillover benefits.
Where Americans Lack Running Water, Mapped
“Plumbing poverty”—a lack of access to running water, a flush toilet, and an indoor bath or shower—is skewed across racial and socioeconomic lines.
The Double Whammy: Housing and Income Inequality
New research shows how housing and income inequality reinforce one another, effectively splitting the U.S. into two different economies.
Why Children Born in Big Cities Earn More As Adults
Just being born in a big city has a positive effect on later-life wages, new research finds.