Author: Richard Florida
Richard Florida is Senior Editor at The Atlantic and Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He is a frequent speaker to communities, business and professional organizations, and founder of the Creative Class Group, whose current client list can be ">found here.
Articles by Richard Florida
- The Urban Tech Revolution
Published on October 07, 2013 in Market Trends
Tech startups—and the venture capital on which they thrive—are breaking out of their suburban mold.
- Comeback City, Divided City
Published on April 23, 2013 in Market Trends
The comeback of the urban core is a striking reversal of long-term trends. But America’s ongoing urban comeback is far from complete. The next and perhaps greater urban challenge is to extend the benefits of rejuvenating cores to a far broader swath of people and neighborhoods.
- The Fading Differentiation between City and Suburb
Published on January 31, 2013 in Market Trends
A “Great Reset”—the structural change following crisis—is underway. And there are some indicators of how metropolitan areas are evolving through a time of historic upheaval.
- What Draws Creative People? Quality of Place
Published on October 11, 2012 in Market Trends
Variety, stimulation, and an atmosphere of tolerance help attract people who can afford to be choosy about where they live.
- Zipcar Ranks Top Vibrant, Efficient and Sustainable Cities
Published on March 06, 2012 in Sustainability
Top cities ranked by Zipcar based on sustainability, innovation, vibrancy, efficiency, and livability. Number one—the city by the bay.