Richard Florida is Senior Editor at The Atlantic and Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He is a frequent speaker to communities, business and professional organizations, and founder of the Creative Class Group, whose current client list can be found here.
The comeback of the urban core is a striking reversal of long-term trends. But America’s ongoing urban comeback is far from complete. The next and perhaps greater urban challenge is to extend the benefits of rejuvenating cores to a far broader swath of people and neighborhoods.
A “Great Reset”—the structural change following crisis—is underway. And there are some indicators of how metropolitan areas are evolving through a time of historic upheaval.
Variety, stimulation, and an atmosphere of tolerance help attract people who can afford to be choosy about where they live.
Top cities ranked by Zipcar based on sustainability, innovation, vibrancy, efficiency, and livability. Number one—the city by the bay.