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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
“…he’s changed the framework for discussing social and economic inequality.”
Herbert Muschamp, New York Times, Year in Review
“…a pioneering cartographer of talent.”
Startups Are Abandoning Suburbs for Cities With Good Transit
A new study finds that new business startups are choosing cities with good public transportation options over the traditional suburban locations.
How 3 Skill Sets Explain U.S. Economic Geography
Metro areas in the U.S. with higher cognitive and people skills, versus motor skills, perform better economically and are more resilient during downturns.
Surveillance Cameras Debunk the Bystander Effect
A new study uses camera footage to track the frequency of bystander intervention in heated incidents in Amsterdam; Cape Town; and Lancaster, England.
Maps Reveal Where the Creative Class Is Growing
“The rise of the rest” may soon become a reality as once-lagging cities see growth of creative class employment.
Job Density Is Increasing in Superstar Cities and Sprawling in Others
A study finds job density increased in the U.S. over a 10-year period. But four cities: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle, accounted for most of it.
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.