Innovation Hubs

View of Portland, Oregon from Pittock Mansion

Portland State Invests $3 Million to Study Homelessness and Smart Cities

Two new research hubs will explore the intersections between homelessness, technology, and urban planning.

October 9, 2018 - Oregon Live

Union Square Tech Training Center

New York Approves a New 'Union Square Tech Training Center'

The Union Square Tech Training Center overcame concerns about overdevelopment in the neighborhood.

August 11, 2018 - AM New York

Atlanta International Airport

Atlanta Eyes Airport Innovation Hub

The busiest airport in the world may also become a center for aviation innovation.

June 8, 2018 - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cornell's $2 Billion Campus in New York Will 'Bridge' Academia and Corporations

The eagerly anticipated addition of a $2 billion campus for Cornell on Roosevelt Island will include a gesture toward the new model of innovation economy that directly connects universities with their cities.

June 17, 2015 - Fast Co.Exist

Inside the $1 Billion 'Hipster Mega-Project' at Brooklyn's Sunset Park

Henry Melcher reports on the massive investment plans for Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

April 17, 2015 - The Architect's Newspaper

'Innovation Hubs' Called a Manufacturing Silver Bullet

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.

June 9, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

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