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Richard Florida

CIO Briefing

Tech Talent May be Shifting Away From Superstar Cities

Higher costs of living appear to be pushing some tech talent out of coastal cities.

Emerging Tech

How Silicon Valley Maintains its Competitive Edge

Historian Margaret O’Mara talks about her new book The Code and how Silicon Valley has maintained its competitive edge in high tech.

CIO Briefing

The Benefits of High-Tech Job Growth Don't Trickle Down

A new study from the U.K. finds that although high-tech and digital industries spur job growth, less-skilled workers don’t even get spillover benefits.

Emerging Tech

Surveillance Cameras Debunk the Bystander Effect

A new study uses camera footage to track the frequency of bystander intervention in heated incidents in Amsterdam; Cape Town; and Lancaster, England.

Data

Job Density Is Increasing in Superstar Cities and Sprawling in Others

A study finds job density increased in the U.S. over a 10-year period. But four cities: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle, accounted for most of it.

CIO Briefing

Are Drug Deals Via Text the Key to the Murder Decline?

A new study finds that cell phones played a significant role in reducing homicides in big cities by limiting face-to-face contact.

CIO Briefing

Why Some Americans Won’t Move, Even for a Higher Salary

A new study identifies powerful psychological factors that connect people to places, and that mean more to them than money.

Data

The Geography of Brain Drain in America

Across the United States, there are fewer states gaining brainpower than draining it, according to a new report from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.

Emerging Tech

How Machine Learning and AI Can Predict Gentrification

New research from the Urban Studies journal uses London as a test site to show how machine learning can predict which neighborhoods will gentrify next.

CIO Briefing

Amazon’s HQ2 Search Was About Specialized Talent

Amazon chose Long Island City and Crystal City based on talent. But talent isn’t generic: The search for HQ2 was about particular types of it.

Emerging Tech

The Complex Relationship Between Innovation and Economic Segregation

It’s not just the tech industry that’s responsible for America’s stratifying cities.

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Emerging Tech

The Geography of Innovation

The suburbs generate more patents, but cities generate more unconventional innovations, a recent study finds.

Emerging Tech

Who Will Build the Next Big Tech Hub?

A new report digs into the metrics of America’s emerging tech hubs, and finds some surprises.

CIO Briefing

America's Great Science and Technology Divide

More urban and diverse blue U.S. states score highest on an updated technology and science index.

Emerging Tech

Presidential Report Puts Cities at the Center of US Innovation Policy

The new report from Obama’s science and tech advisors outlines the case for an urban-focused technology policy.

Emerging Tech

Chinese Science Still Lags Behind U.S., Europe

Beijing is the world's top science city, but Chinese policies will prevent China from becoming the world's top science country.