Richard Florida

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Minneapolis and St. Paul grew faster than the suburbs last year

    A new study finds that the Twin Cities is among a minority of major American metros where the urban core grew faster than the suburbs between 2012 and 2013.The metro as a whole grew by 1.10 percent during that timeframe. But most of the growth occurred in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the growth r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Twin Cities are America's second-brainiest large metro, study says

    In an Atlantic Cities blog post, Richard Florida uses Lumosity data to conclude that MSP is the second-brainiest large metro in the country.For those unfamiliar with it, Lumosity is a brain-performance program consisting of 40 games designed to train users in the areas of memory, attention, flexibil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Minneapolis is the 7th brainiest city in America (this time)

    Photo: debairdBrains: Minneapolis has more than New York City.​Minneapolis is the 7th brainiest city in America. Which is odd, because it was only a month ago that we didn't even break the Top 20. Did we get that much smarter in just a few weeks? Sadly, we did not.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    America's Brainiest Metros list skips the Twin Cities

    Minneapolis: Not a Brainiest Metro.​We've got our big, fancy universities and our hi-tech marquee names here in the Twin Cities, but it's not enough, people. Our neighbors in Rochester, Madison, Ames and Iowa City all made it onto something called the Top 20 Brainiest Metros list. We did no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    High-speed train from Minneapolis to Chicago may be reality

    Thanks to Obamanomics and that sweet, sweet stimulus money, we may be on a fast train to Chi-town.

  • News

    November 22, 2006

    ONLINE ONLY: The Real Chris Stewart

    An interview with Minneapolis's most reviled black man du jour

  • News

    September 11, 2002

    Baby Please Don't Go

    Former Minnesotans Say the Twin Cities Cultural Scene Is Insular. Insecure. Unprofitable. Out of Touch. What Does It Mean to Live in an Artists' Paradise If Everyone Wants to Leave?