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

How Diversity and the Arts Work Together in Cities

citylab.com — The role of the arts in city life is a hot-button issue among urbanists. I have long argued that street-level arts and cultural scenes signal the diversity and economic vibrancy of cities.

The Secrets to Food Truck Location

citylab.com — Back in 2012, the U.S. food truck industry for the first time blew past the $1 billion revenue mark (it in fact reached $1.5 billion that year), making it one of the fastest-growing sectors of the national food and restaurant market. Still, food trucks are often seen as the enemy of local restaurants.

Music Festivals Like SXSW Help Shape Cities

citylab.com — From Coachella, Glastonbury, and Stagecoach to Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, and Ultra, music festivals clearly play a role in the economies of cities. They bring in huge numbers of tourists and revenue, attract large audiences, create significant platforms for musicians, and help to build city brands.

The U.S. Cities That Gain the Most From College Graduates

citylab.com — It's no secret that universities and colleges are major factors in the economic development of cities and metro areas. Stanford is often credited as the innovative spur to the Silicon Valley, while MIT is seen as a catalyst for startups and high-technology in and around Greater Boston.

Enough is enough - The Boston Globe

bostonglobe.com — General Electric is the latest company to give up the suburbs for the city. News of GE's move from its campus in suburban Fairfield, Conn., to Boston's Seaport District has urbanists like me swooning.
Jan 30, 2016

"GE should do right thing - give taxpayers back their money back." My take on GE to Boston in the @BostonGlobe - bostonglobe.com/business/2016/…

Jan 30, 2016

RT @Richard_Florida: "GE should do right thing - give taxpayers back their money back." My take on GE to Boston in the @BostonGlobe - bostonglobe.com/business/2016/…

Jan 30, 2016

If GE really wants to attract top talent by moving to Boston, it should give the incentives back - @BostonGlobe - bostonglobe.com/business/2016/…

Jan 31, 2016

Are GE's Incentives to Move to Boston Worth It - My take in a terrific @BostonGlobe Forum - bostonglobe.com/business/2016/…

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Skyscrapers, the Pros and Cons

citylab.com — It's clear that 2015 was a banner year for skyscrapers: Across the globe in that year alone, 106 tall buildings (above 200 meters, or 656 feet in height) were finished, surpassing 2014's previous record of 99. The past decade has also seen over 650 tall buildings rise-a huge increase from the global total of just 265 back in 2000.

The Global Cities Where Tech Venture Capital Is Concentrated

theatlantic.com — The Bay Area and large U.S. East Coast metros dominate. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Once the province of U.S. tech hubs such as California's Silicon Valley, venture capital has gone global.

Where billions in venture capital goes

citylab.com — Once the province of U.S. tech hubs such as California's Silicon Valley, venture capital has gone global. In a new report from the Martin Prosperity Institute, Rise of the Global Startup City, my colleague Karen King and I use detailed data from Thomson Reuters to track worldwide venture capital investment in high-tech startups.
Jan 26, 2016

Bay Area accounts for 25% of all global venture investment; it & the Bos- Wash Corridor account for more than 40%: citylab.com/tech/2016/01/t…

Jan 26, 2016

RT @Richard_Florida: Bay Area accounts for 25% of all global venture investment; it & the Bos- Wash Corridor account for more than 40%: htt…

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Rise of the Global Startup City: The Geography of Venture Capital Investment in Cities and Metros across the Globe

martinprosperity.org — Once the province of American tech hubs like California's Silicon Valley, venture capital has gone global. This report uses detailed data from Thomson Reuters to chart the world's leading centers for venture capital investment. Its main findings are as follows. Venture capital investment across the world totalled $42 billion in 2012, spread across more than [...]

The Revolt of the Creative Class

theatlantic.com — Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > In identifying the creative class role, I do not intend to diminish the role of unions and various other political, religious and social movements that have driven this and other seasons of revolution.
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Feb 11, 2016

RT @Greg_Lindsay: At least Tyler Brule gave it a cute logo and covered it in Monocle. Surely that's worth $456 million. theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editor…


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