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Richard Florida Releases His Plan to Solve Philly’s Budding “New Urban Crisis”

Richard Florida, the renowned urbanist who’s spent the past year studying Philadelphia as part of a yearlong fellowship sponsored by Drexel, Jefferson, and the University City […]

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Critics Say Richard Florida’s Ideas Helped Ruin American Cities. Can He Redeem Himself in Philly?

The subject was grim — poverty and the struggling middle class — but when Richard Florida took the stage at Drexel one evening this past […]


It’s Time for Philly to Create Its Own Amazon, Says Richard Florida

This week, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Science Center announced that urbanist Richard Florida is the inaugural recipient of the new Philadelphia Fellowship. […]


Richard Florida Calls For Truce in Amazon HQ2 Bidding War

Richard Florida, the urbanist researcher who first told us about the “creative class” and is now sounding the alarm about “The New Urban Crisis,” is […]