Rise of the Innovation Districts

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Status Report: the Rise of Innovation Districts

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.

July 12, 2015 - Brookings

Checking-in with the Proliferation of Innovation Districts

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.

August 5, 2014 - Brookings Institution

Is the Innovation Economy a Cover for Gentrification?

According to Kyle Chayka's critique of "The Rise of Innovation Districts" report by the Brookings Institutions, "all is not right in this innovation ideology."

June 19, 2014 - Pacific Standard

'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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