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“…he’s changed the framework for discussing social and economic inequality.”
Herbert Muschamp, New York Times, Year in Review
“…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
The Global Mass Transit Revolution
A new report confirms that the U.S. lags behind the rest of the world in mass transit.
The Divides Within, and Between, Urban and Rural America
Economic growth is not only uneven between urban and rural places—it is uneven within them, too.
Cycling Is Key to Safer, Healthier, More Vital Cities
In their new book <em>Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality</em>, Melissa and Chris Bruntlett use the example of the Netherlands to show how a cycling culture promotes community building and health.
How ‘Social Infrastructure’ Can Knit America Together
Eric Klinenberg, author of <em>Palaces for the People</em>, talks about how schools, libraries, and other institutions can restore a sense of common purpose in America.
NIMBYs Dominate Local Zoning Meetings
A study of the Boston area shows that those who participate in planning and zoning board meetings are older, wealthier, and much more NIMBYish.
Why Cities Must Take the Lead on Upgrading Service Jobs
Millions of U.S. workers hold insecure jobs that don’t pay enough to support a family. That needs to change, and cities can lead the way.