In Big City, New Ideas Aren't as Promiscuous as They Used to Be
Ideas can have just as much sex in the suburbs as in the city.
Connecting Neighborhoods: Small Geographic Scales of Globalization
The financial crisis turned the world upside down.
Walkability Boondoggle: People Follow Jobs, Not Sidewalks
Making your city walkable isn't enough to attract and retain talent. People follow jobs, not sidewalks.
Richard Florida Explains Why Density Doesn't Impact Innovation
The more parochial a place, the more ineffective the talent.
Next American Hotspot: Where's the Next Big Thing?
In general, people move from places of high unemployment to low unemployment. Also, relocation tends to be a short distance. As a rule, we are risk averse. We go where we know.
Richard Florida and the Great Creative Class Migration
The demand for labor explains a lot of migration patterns. Where the uneducated once moved to staff large industrial centers, now those with the means and a college education flock to feed the Innovation Economy that is rising from their ashes.
Tech Talent Recruiting Geography: How Silicon Valley Will Compete
The Innovation Economy peaked with the last financial crisis. In the emerging epoch—the Talent Economy—the competition among companies like Google and Facebook for the same pool of ideas makers will reshape our cities.
End of Creative Class Migration: Silicon Valley Is the Next Detroit
The best and brightest have more options than ever before. Now, companies need to go where the talent is located.
Madison's Portland Problem: Wisconsin's Capital is Creative Class Cool
"There’s a persistent rap that Madison simply lacks an entrepreneurial spirit, with many locals content with a laid-back life spent enjoying their neighborhoods, lakes, bike paths, and craft beers."
People Develop, Not Places: Considering Income Per Natural
Measuring the development of patches of Earth seems ridiculous. But that's exactly what we do. How might things differ if we measured income per natural instead of income per resident?
Could Parts of the Eurozone End Up Looking Like the Mississippi Delta?
Nearly a century ago, during the Great Migration, less-educated individuals were the ones who left home in search of better lives. The opposite is true today, with the educated more mobile than ever before, leaving some places in a spiral of decline.