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Listing all articles in the Regions category
Richard Florida believes central Scotland has what it takes to be one of the world's 40 or so mega-regions. It's got the population density, income generation, skills, universities and creativity. What it also needs is a modern, fast rail network. The 20th century city sprawled with the motorcar, so further expansion will require high-speed trains.
Richard Florida’s “The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent” is a thought-provoking book says Melih Arat. Florida discusses global competition, which was once a contest between countries, and now belongs to cities. In today’s world cities are in competition in terms innovation and creativity.
National Geographic Traveler interview with Richard Florida. Florida says society’s success is inextricably bound to the success of our great cities. And yet, the growing concentration ofwealth and human capital in urban areas is leading to greater inequality, with a person’s prosperity determinedincreasingly by location. Florida explores social and economic trends in his numerous books.
Richard Florida asserts that the world is "spiky"-with talent, innovation and creativity clustering in mega-regions that are increasingly powerful drivers of the global economy.
Richard Florida discusses the rise of "means metros" in an article on McKinsey & Co.'s blog. These are the urban areas that in recent decades have gathered a disproportionate share of America's most talented workers. Seattle is among this elite few.
In his best-selling book, Who’s Your City?, Dr. Florida argues that the world is a “spiky place”, characterized by a concentration of economic activity, innovation, and resulting prosperity in a relatively small number of urban hotspots around the planet.
Richard Florida overlays the proposed high speed rail network on his map of megaregions and makes some very good points.
Florida’s public policy-makers must recognize that mega-regions are the engines of the newglobal economy. They must support Florida’s mega — the 15th largest in the world.
New Hampshire and Maine — from Portland south — are considered the "northern edge" of the 500-mile Boston-Washington, D.C., corridor that Richard Florida, author and professor at the University of Toronto's Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, has found generates $2.2 trillion in economic activity.
A popular economic development guru believes that a region's tolerance and diversity, its quality of life and its support for what he describes as the "creative class" pave the way for economic and population growth. According to Richard Florida: "The distinguishing characteristic of the creative class is that its members engage in work whose function is to 'create meaningful new forms.' "
When people talk about economic competitiveness, the focus tends to be on nation states. In the 1980s, many were obsessed with the rise of Japan. Today, our gaze has shifted to the phenomenal growth of Brazil, Russia, India and China. But this focus on nations is off the mark.
From where I sit, Philadelphia's future looks very bright. Trust me: I know all about the issues that confront the city. I grew up in New Jersey, went to Rutgers, and spent much of my teens and 20s hanging out in Center City. I've seen the dark days and watched the recovery.
Richard Florida, author of “The Rise of the Creative Class,” gave an interview recently in which he said great things about Dayton. Florida’s Toronto-based consulting group is working with the region’s creative-class types to imagine, organize and realize initiatives that excite especially young and talented people, but that also make a community a better place for everybody.
NOOSA and the Sunshine Coast are among Australia's leaders when it comes to attracting and retaining creative talent, according to the findings of a research report commissioned by the Noosa Creative Alliance.
Why were we live can be as important as whom we marry.
The mega-city has become the nerve centre of one of the world’s greatest mega- regions, a trans-border economic powerhouse that stretches from Buffalo to Quebec City. It’s important to recognize this, because mega-regions have replaced the nation state as the economic drivers of the global economy.
This paper by Richard Florida, Tim Gulden, and Charlotta Mellander uses a global dataset of nighttime light emissions to produce an objectively consistent set of mega-regions for the globe.
By Richard Florida, Chronicle of Higher Education - 2006
By Richard Florida, Philadelphia Inquirer - May 2005
By Richard Florida and Irene Tinagli - Feb 2004
By Richard Florida, The Washington Monthly - March 2003
This article by Richard Florida examines the economic geography of talent exploringthe factors that attract talent and its effects on high-technology industry and regional incomes.
By Richard Florida, Washington Monthly - May 2002
By Richard Florida, A report prepared for the Regional Plan Association and the Civic Alliance - April 2002
By Richard Florida, Information Week - April 2001
By Richard Florida, Information Week - March 2001
By Richard Florida, Information Week - Jan 2001
By Richard Florida, Information Week - Dec 2000
By Richard Florida, Information Week - Nov 2000
By Richard Florida, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 2000
By Richard Florida, Information Week - Sept 2000
By Richard Florida, Information Week - April 2000
By Richard Florida - Greater Philadelphia Regional Review - Jan 2000
By Richard Florida, Research Policy - 1999
By Richard Florida, Economic Geography - July 1996
By Richard Florida, Futures: The Journal of Forecasting and Planning - June 1995 [reprinted in Meric Gertler, Economic Geography Handbook; Zoltan Acs, Regional Innovation and Global Change (London: Pinter Publishers)
By Maryann P. Feldman and Richard Florida, Annals of the Association of American Geographers - June 1994
By Richard Florida, Science - 1994
By Richard Florida and Martin Kenney, Journal of the American Planning Association - Winter 1992
By Andrew Mair and Richard Florida and Martin Kenney, Economic Geography - Oct 1988
By Richard L. Florida and Martin Kenney, Research Policy - June 1988
By Brian Knudsen, Richard Florida and Denise Rousseau