Richard Florida

Richard Florida is Co-founder and Editor at Large of CityLab.com and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. He is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and Global Research Professor at NYU. More

Florida is author of The Rise of the Creative ClassWho's Your City?, and The Great Reset. He's also the founder of the Creative Class Group, and a list of his current clients can be found here
  • World's Best Cities?

    Mercer's annual ranking of the world's "most liveable cities" is out. Vienna took the top spot. But Swiss cities do very well with Zurich and Geneva…

  • The End of Car Culture and the New Normal

    The other day I showed Pew data on the things Americans consider necessities. I speculated that the economic crisis has brought us to an inflection…

  • More Megas and High-Speed Rail

    Seeking Alpha comments on why railroads will make us richer: "Along the northeastern corridor, there are cities that made the jump from industrial…

  • The New Normal

    The Pew Research Center recently asked a sample of Americans what they consider to be life's necessities. Here's a chart with the key results.

  • Mega-Regions and High-Speed Rail

    The Obama administration recently pledged $8 billion for high-speed rail. While just a fraction of the overall stimulus package and just a…

  • How the Crash Will Reshape America

    The crash of 2008 continues to reverberate loudly nationwide—destroying jobs, bankrupting businesses, and displacing homeowners. But already, it has damaged some places much more severely than others. On the other side of the crisis, America’s economic landscape will look very different than it does today. What fate will the coming years hold for New York, Charlotte, Detroit, Las Vegas? Will the suburbs be ineffably changed? Which cities and regions can come back strong? And which will never come back at all?

  • Where the Brains Are

    America’s educated elite is clustering in a few cities— and leaving the rest of the country behind

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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