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Innovation Districts

December 22, 2018, 9am PST
With several stipulations, Seattle City Council has signed off on the university's plans for up to 6 million square feet of new construction, including high-rises.
The Seattle Times
April 26, 2018, 6am PDT
Two underutilized buildings have been proposed as a catalyst for inclusive development in the Edney Innovation District.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
September 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
The city of Erie, Pennsylvania, lead by a $4 million grant to Mercyhurst University, is in the process of implementing the Downtown Innovation District.
GoErie
August 30, 2017, 12pm PDT
Public Radio International (PRI) surveys the keys to an ambitious plan to restore the industrial "temples" of South Bend, Indiana.
Public Radio International
July 12, 2017, 10am PDT
A forthcoming opportunity for Houston offers a chance to consider the ingredients for a successful innovation district, and what level of intervention, public and private, is required to make the concept succeed.
Houston Chronicle
April 27, 2017, 9am PDT
A new Brookings Institution reports recommends strategies for Oklahoma City to continue to grow the influence of its innovation district.
Brookings
May 3, 2016, 11am PDT
Brookings’ Bruce Katz explains how municipalities like Los Angeles can create thousands of jobs in advanced manufacturing through connecting planning, industry, innovation, and infrastructure efforts.
The Planning Report
March 22, 2016, 8am PDT
Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron digs into the facts and fictions about innovation districts, as the city reveals a third splashy project touting its innovation district bonafides.
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 29, 2015, 1pm PST
Downtown San Diego's East Village neighborhood shares traits with San Francisco's SOMA, circa 1990s. However, there are competing visions for the area: academic and high tech vs. stadium and convention center expansion.
UrbDeZine
October 5, 2015, 1pm PDT
Bruce Katz says something special is going on in Chattanooga—where a uniquely situated innovation district is setting an example for more traditional approaches to the concept.
Brookings Institution
July 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
Last year, the "innovation district" rose to prominence as a way to describe urban knowledge economy epicenters. This report from Bruce Katz and Brookings describes how the phenomenon continues to evolve.
Brookings
May 19, 2015, 5am PDT
Richard Florida discusses a study comparing the neighborhoods that house "creative" industries. Science and tech tends to favor low-density office parks, while arts and cultural industries prefer mixed-use urban districts.
CityLab
May 7, 2015, 5am PDT
In many places, anchor institutions and local industries are old news. New companies, new ideas, and brand-new industries are creating wealth and vibrancy. Professor Enrico Moretti explains how cities can get in on the 'innovation economy.'
California Planning & Development Report
April 17, 2015, 9am PDT
Henry Melcher reports on the massive investment plans for Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 19, 2015, 6am PST
Stakeholders in Michigan have bought in to the innovation district concept.
Crain's Detroit Business
October 11, 2014, 1pm PDT
A new report by Bruce Katz of Brookings Institute discusses the federal government’s role in spurring and aiding the innovation districts found in many cities across the country today.
Brookings Institution
August 5, 2014, 1pm PDT
A look at where innovation districts have caught on, and where to expect more of this type of concerted cooperation between public and private entities and commercial and residential land uses.
Brookings Institution
June 9, 2014, 5am PDT
A recent Wall Street Journal editorial calls for "Topic-specific, industry-led, and place-based…public-private hubs" as the key to a manufacturing renaissance. The idea is already being tested in four cities.
The Wall Street Journal
January 1, 2014, 7am PST
In his look ahead to the big idea that will shape 2014, Bruce Katz identifies the emergence of the "Innovation District" - a shift in the "spatial geography of innovation" from isolated corporate campuses to mixed-use urban districts.
The Brookings Institution