Innovation

August 16, 2011, 2pm PDT
In interviews with key figures at four of the most influential European architecture firms, the constant theme was that architecture philosophy needs to recognize that eco-friendly design is the future of design innovation.
The Wall Street Journal
June 25, 2011, 9am PDT
Citing data from the Chamber of Commerce, <em>The Atlantic</em> releases its top picks based on their capacity for growth and innovation. Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming come out on top.
The Atlantic
August 21, 2010, 11am PDT
Google CEO Eric Schmidt discusses what makes a city smart and successful in this interview with <em>Foreign Policy</em>.
Foreign Policy
August 19, 2010, 5am PDT
The rise of megacities and innovation hubs is leading to a balance shift that will make cities, not nations, the most powerful drivers in the world economy, according to Parag Khanna.
Foreign Policy
April 19, 2010, 2pm PDT
The Federal government spends almost $137 billion a year on research. A new paper suggests that Federal, state, and local govs would encourage significantly more innovation by holding contests with a cash prize.
Governing Magazine
March 30, 2010, 1pm PDT
This piece from <em>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</em> looks at how the city is trying to coerce itself into the new idea- and innovation-based economy.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 30, 2010, 10am PDT
Scholars from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad discuss how to remake the country's urban areas into sources of economic prosperity.
The Wall Street Journal
March 8, 2010, 6am PST
Saul Kaplan says cities should be transformed into innovation centers to stay competitive and become the venue of a "new economic conversation".
Business Week
Blog post
January 4, 2010, 11am PST

Downloading my newest addition to my Kindle library—the digital book service provided by Amazon.com—I remembered the gentle criticism of a planner on a list serve not too long ago. The thread was on sustainability and global warming. I had made the point that market economies were innovative economies, and too much of the planning discussion on sustainability focused on reduced consumption without seriously discussing the ways technology fundamentally changed our choice sets. The planner chastised me for my faith in markets, saying, in a nutshell, we need to focus on what we know we can influence and not hedge are bets on the past. The implication was that markets were too ephemeral and undependable to include in long-term planning.

Samuel Staley
June 23, 2009, 6am PDT
According to this op-ed, allowing cities to de-densify undermines the importance of the city's role in society at large--namely, as a breeding ground for technological and cultural innovation.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
April 3, 2009, 7am PDT

The American economy has long relied upon technological innovation to drive its economy. Today,basic investment in science and technology is once again taking center stage,as a cure for both our economic and environmental ills.

Anthony Townsend
June 19, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A Taiwanese inventor is proposing a rail system that never stops for passengers, virtually eliminating delays. Follow the full story link to see the video.</p>
boingboing.net
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