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

The World’s Most Economically Powerful Cities in 2015 — New York and London are both powerhouse cities, competitive in everything from fashion, music, and finance, to now even start-ups and high tech. In recent years, the long debate over which is the world's most economically powerful city has reached something of a fever pitch.

A Painstaking New Study Reveals the Persistence of U.S. Racial Segregation — The United States-and Americans-has long been divided along racial lines, divisions that date back to the legacy of slavery, the bloody Civil War, the horrors of the Jim Crow South, and now to the persistent poverty of so many black urban neighborhoods. But how has segregation really evolved in this country?

Martin Prosperity Institute — Rich or poor, the promise of social mobility always lay at the heart of the American Dream. But over the past two decades, many Americans have watched that dream slowly fade as the country becomes increasingly sorted by income, education, and class. Segregated City, a new Martin Prosperity Institute study by Richard Florida and Charlotta [...]

Insight: Canada’s Segregated Cities — Cities and metro areas around the world are experiencing an uptick in economic inequality and Canada is not immune. Yet the country's three largest metros remain substantially less divided than their U.S. counterparts. Economic segregation-the separation of advantaged and disadvantage groups into separate enclaves-compounds this inequality, creating different levels of access to educational and economic [...]

Highest Level of Overall Economic Segregation (all metros)

America's Most Economically Segregated Cities — The geographical sorting of Americans by income, education and socio-economic class is growing. A 2012 report by the Pew Research Center [PDF] found that the segregation of upper- and lower-income households had risen in 27 of the country's 30 largest metros. Inequality is increasingly baked into the economic geography of the United States.

Segregated City: The Geography of Economic Segregation in America’s Metros — Americans have become increasingly sorted over the past couple of decades by income, education, and class. A large body of research has focused on the dual migrations of more affluent and skilled people and the less advantaged across the United States. Increasingly, Americans are sorting not just between cities and metro areas, but within them [...]

Where 2014's Highest Grossing and Most Critically Acclaimed Movies Were Set vs. Where They Were Filmed — Many great films draw inspiration and drama from the places in which they are set. Imagine , Taxi Driver , or Lost in Translation taking place anywhere besides Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo. If filmmaking, as film critic Mark Cousins has put it, is "the art of making us feel that we're there," then movie settings could hardly to more important.

A New Index to Measure Sprawl Gives High Marks to Los Angeles — There is perhaps no more vexing issue for urban policy makers than sprawl. And yet, there's little consensus on how best to accurately measure it. It's one thing to impugn the phenomenon for contributing to everything from long commutes, congested highways and worsening air pollution to growing segregation, poverty, obesity and mounting health problems. But it's another to actually gauge the connection between sprawl and that daunting list of social and economic ills.

MAPS: There are way more young single men than young single women in US cities — Where you live can make a big difference in who and how often you date. Back in February 2007, National Geographic published its infamous " Singles Map." Eight years later, an update seems in order.
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Mar 03, 2015

Toronto ties with Stockholm for 10th on our @MartinProsperiT list of the world's most economically powerful cities -…

Mar 03, 2015

NY, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore, LA are the most economically powerful cities -…

Mar 03, 2015

RT @TheEIU: #NewYork was regularly ranked among the world's 10 most expensive cities. What changed that? #WCOL15

Mar 03, 2015

Sorry, London: New York Is the World's Most Economically Powerful City - My latest in @Citylab -…

Mar 02, 2015

RT @MarkMuro1: HQ needs to be near metro, says place- and demographics-sensitive @Marriott @bruce_katz @richard_florida

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