Richard Florida, author, analyst, champion of great cities – and a fellow writer for The Atlantic – has picked 10 great city neighborhoods on the rise for USA Today. These were mostly a bit gritty not long ago, but are now adding vitality practically by the day and embodying the rebirth of US cities.
South Lake Union, Seattle. “Tech start-ups have helped revitalize this once-derelict neighborhood, soon to be home to the headquarters of Amazon.com and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. ‘This is what the new urban creative economy looks like,’ Florida says.”