Director, @MartinProsperiT University of Toronto, Global Research Professor NYU, Co-founder & Editor at Large @CityLab, Founder, Creative Class Group

These Are The World’s Leading Startup Cities

huffingtonpost.com — Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups, giving rise to cutting-edge companies from Apple and Intel to Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But recent years have seen the rise of an increasingly potent group of cities around the world that are generating new startups in creative and unique ways.

The keys to keeping NYC competitive

crainsnewyork.com — In the past 15 years, New York City has endured the devastating attacks of 9/11, two recessions, a Wall Street crisis that nearly annihilated the global economy and a catastrophic storm that wiped out billions of dollars in infrastructure.

New York’s Economy Is Back, But Its Divides Have Deepened

citylab.com — When the economic crisis hit at the end of 2007, a raft of pundits proclaimed that New York City's reign as the world's leading global city was over. Today, the degree to which New York has recovered from the recession is astonishing.
Jul 29, 2015

NYC's creative class generates $117 billion in wages, more than half (52 percent) the city’s total. @CityLab - citylab.com/politics/2015/…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @Richard_Florida: NYC's creative class generates $117 billion in wages, more than half (52 percent) the city’s total. @CityLab - citylab.com/politics/2015/…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @CityLab: NYC must leverage its newfound economic growth to create a more inclusive prosperity trib.al/2izFTWq pic.twitter.com/A8Djd2ZCCK

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The World’s Leading Cities for Startups and Innovation

citylab.com — Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups, giving rise to cutting-edge companies from Apple and Intel to Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But recent years have seen the rise of an increasingly potent group of cities around the world that are generating new startups in creative and unique ways.
Jul 27, 2015

Chicago ranks 7th on new list of the world’s top startup cities citylab.com/tech/2015/07/t…

Jul 27, 2015

Western US gets 3 cities (Silicon Valley, LA, Seattle) in top 10 global #startup ecosystems in world citylab.com/tech/2015/07/t… via @CityLab

Jul 27, 2015

(Austin at #14 on the charts) Ranking the World’s Top Startup Cities citylab.com/tech/2015/07/t…

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Subway and Bus Stops Are Not the Cause of Gentrification in New York

citylab.com — An intriguing new study by Michael S. Barton and Joseph Gibbons published in the journal Urban Studies explores the connection between mass transit access and household income in New York. The researchers wanted to see if the conventional wisdom on transit corridors-both subways and buses-held true: the idea that rising real estate values near transit stops contributes to the displacement of low-income households.

Why Walking or Biking to Work Is Just as Important in Suburbs as in Cities

citylab.com — It's been more than seven years since Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett put his entire city on a diet and invested in wider sidewalks, better bike routes, and a larger park to encourage fitness. For politicians and urbanists alike, the connection between the shape of our cities and the shape of our bodies is clear.

Still lacking technology and talent, Canada’s tolerance offers creative edge

theglobeandmail.com — Canada ranks fourth in new ranking of the world's most creative and economically competitive countries, due in large part to its incredible status as a diverse, open-minded and tolerant country. However, we rank considerably lower on the two other dimensions of global creativity: talent and technology
Jul 20, 2015

Still lacking technology and talent, Canada’s tolerance offers creative edge - My oped today in the @globeandmail - theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi…

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Response: Richard Florida

furmancenter.org — We Need a New National Urban Policy Richard Florida is Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management; Global Research Professor at NYU and senior editor at The Atlantic where is he is co-founder and Editor at Large of CityLab. He tweets at @Richard_Florida.

How Much Real Estate Can You Buy for the Price of One New York Apartment in SoHo?

citylab.com — It is far from a secret that purchasing a home in New York City is an expensive feat. The average home in the United States will set you back $179,000, according to Zillow; the average home in the five boroughs costs just under $600,000.
Jul 14, 2015

You can buy 30 houses in Cleveland, 34 in St. Louis & 38 in Memphis for the price of on Soho apartment - @CityLab - citylab.com/housing/2015/0…

Jul 14, 2015

RT @Richard_Florida: You can buy 30 houses in Cleveland, 34 in St. Louis & 38 in Memphis for the price of on Soho apartment - @CityLab - ht…

Jul 14, 2015

RT @Richard_Florida: You can buy 30 houses in Cleveland, 34 in St. Louis & 38 in Memphis for the price of on Soho apartment - @CityLab - ht…

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Creative Economies, Inequality, and How to Do Economic Development Wrong

citylab.com — Capitalism is in transition. It's pulling away from its previous industrial model to a new one based on creativity and knowledge. In place of the natural resources and large-scale industries that powered the economies of previous centuries, economic growth today turns on knowledge, innovation, and talent.
Jul 09, 2015

Mapping the Connections Between Cities, Inequality, and Creative Economies around the World - My latest @CityLab - citylab.com/work/2015/07/t…

Jul 09, 2015

RT @Richard_Florida: Mapping the Connections Between Cities, Inequality, and Creative Economies around the World - My latest @CityLab - citylab.com/work/2015/07/t…

Jul 09, 2015

RT @CityLab: Mapping the connection between cities, inequality, and creative economics trib.al/FsXvArq pic.twitter.com/0Udmiy6Z6S

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Jul 30, 2015

Oh come on u guys don't you know if we simply got rid of all development restrictions & set up free trade zones ... twitter.com/paulgoldberger…

Jul 30, 2015

Trump-Cuban-Palin - This keeps getting better. Let's make it an all-reality TV administration!!! twitter.com/KeithOlbermann…

Jul 30, 2015

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