Richard Florida

Richard Florida is Senior Editor at The Atlantic and Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto. See his most recent writing at The Atlantic Cities. More

Florida is author of The Rise of the Creative Class, Who's Your City?, and The Great Reset. He is founder of the Creative Class Group.

  • 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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Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

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Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

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What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

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