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

Which U.S. Cities Won the Most Olympic Medals?

citylab.com — If L.A. were a country, it would rank ninth in the world. With incredible performances from athletes like Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, and Ashton Eaton, Team USA came away from the Rio Games with a haul of 121 total medals including 46 gold, 37 silver, and 38 bronze. But which U.S.

The New Urban Crisis

basicbooks.com — In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New...

America's Leading Creative Class Metros

citylab.com — Which metros have the highest share of creative class workers? The map below charts the creative class across U.S. cities and metro regions. Nationwide, the creative class totals more than 40 million workers, more than a third of the total workforce, including professionals in the fields of science and technology, design and architecture, arts, entertainment and media, and healthcare, law, management and education.

How Well Did Canada Really Do in the Rio Games?

huffingtonpost.ca — Posted: In many ways this summer's Olympics was a banner games for Canada. Sixteen-year-old Penny Oleksiak hauled in four medals including tying for gold in the women's 100 meter free-style swim. Sprinter Andre De Grasse took the bronze in the men's 100 meter run.

Who Really Won the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics?

citylab.com — It depends on how you count. Going by the traditional medal count, the United States was the big winner in Rio with a haul of 121 total medals, including 46 golds.

What kind of city produces Olympians?

thestar.com — In addition to hard work and the support of their families, coaches, and teams, Canada's Olympians are a product of their communities. Perhaps the best example is Canada's youngest Olympic champion, Penny Oleksiak, who was discovered several years ago at her local swim club at the University of Toronto.

Richard Florida’s 10 rules for a city’s ‘quality of place’

theglobeandmail.com — People see cities as more than just where they happened to find a job. A major Gallup survey identified "quality of place" as the single most important source of civic satisfaction. The more beautiful, welcoming and diverse the city, the happier and more prosperous its residents will be.

The Geography of Team USA

citylab.com — Where America's Olympians hail from and train. There are 555 Americans competing in Rio for the Summer Games. This includes 263 men and 292 women who range in age from 16 to 52, competing in 30 sports.

America's Great Passport Divide

theatlantic.com — There are Red States and Blue States, rich states and poor states, and Bible and Rust-belt states. But now we must add Globe-trotting and Stay-at-home states to that list too -- that is, according to new data on the percentage of Americans who have a passport.

How well is Canada really doing in the Rio Games?

thestar.com — In many ways the Rio Summer Games is shaping up to be a banner Olympics for Canada. Swimmer Penny Oleksiak has hauled in four medals including gold in the women's 100-metre free-style swim. Sprinter Andre De Grasse took the bronze in the men's100-metre run.
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