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As part of Brookings’s global research on innovation districts, our scholars regularly assess specific innovation districts’ progress and affirm best practices.

Our researchers are constantly seeking and researching— often in person— existing and emerging innovation districts, many of which they write about, present on, or comment on in the media.

A sampling of these innovation districts include:

Atlanta Midtown; Barcelona; Birmingham; Boston-Seaport; Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus; Cambridge-Kendell Square; Chattanooga; Cleveland University Circle; Chicago neighborhood around 1871 incubator; Detroit midtown and downtown; Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Hamburg, Germany’s HafenCity development; London, UK: Here East at former Olympic stadium site, King’s Cross cluster; Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood and Bakery Square; NYC Roosevelt Island Cornell-Technion development; San Francisco—Mission Bay; urbanizing parts of San Jose; Seattle-South Lake Union and UWashington neighborhoods; Stockholm; Tampa, FL.

Brookings researchers often share these innovation districts’ best practices or leadership in the field. For example:

Innovation districts are topic of global meeting in Buffalo
09.28.15—Buffalo News
By Stephen T. Watson

“Authenticity really matters. A place like Buffalo, you know you’re in Buffalo. It has a special vibe. It has a special feel. You want to play on that – it has a market value,” said Katz, who is co-author of the Brookings report, “The Rise of Innovation Districts.”

Exclusive: Inside Jeff Vinik’s conference room, talking innovation
October 30, 2015 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

Katz: I think this could be somewhat unique in the U.S., because you guys are thinking about this in regard to disparate areas and how they connect and you’re the first place that’s talked about an airport as a central piece of this. That’s really interesting.”

Innovation district expert cites Chattanooga’s progress
September 17, 2015—Chattanooga Times Free Press
By Mike Pare

“I think what’s happening here is really exciting,” [Katz] he said in a meeting with Times Free Press reporters and editors. “The culture of the place — it’s large enough to be meaningful economically, but small enough to get your arms around it and collaborate.”

Geography Of Innovation Shifting As Companies Seek More Collaborative Environments
06.16.14—WESA Pittsburgh NPR
By Deanna Garcia

“So why is Google in Pittsburgh? They want to be near Carnegie Mellon,” Katz said. “So the geography of innovation is shifting really from research parks to these innovation districts that are congregating around advanced research institutions.”

3 Types of Thriving ‘Innovation Districts’ in America
06.17.14—Inc. Magazine
By Laura Montini

“2. Re-imagined Urban Areas Model

This kind of district is the result of a makeover to a once industrial or warehouse area. The change is enabled by the area’s close proximity to downtown as well as access to transportation.

Key characteristics:

Availability of renovated buildings along city waterfronts
Located in high rent cities
Close to research institutions and anchor companies
Prime example:
South Lake Union, Seattle

Katz and Wagner call the transition of the South Lake Union (SLU) from a run-down warehouse district to a mixed-used development “one of the most dramatic urban transformations in the United States.”

Vulcan Real Estate, which is owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, spearheaded the change by persuading the University of Washington to locate its medical and bioscience campus in SLU in the early 2000s. Health care and life science firms soon followed. Entrepreneurial business was added to the mix when Amazon decided to locate its global headquarters there in the late 2000s.”

Duggan creates ‘innovation district’ to spur jobs in downtown, Midtown
06.12.14—The Detroit News
By Darren A. Nichols

“Innovation districts work,” Katz said in a released statement, pointing to success in Boston and Barcelona, Spain. “No city is alike, but Detroit has the distinctive assets to develop a designed district and fuel powerful economic growth.”

A Look at Six U.S. Cities Pioneering New Economic Zones
06.09.14—The Wall Street Journal
By Nick Timiraos

Researchers Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner offer several examples of the rise of the so-called “innovation district,” in which acres of shabby city warehouses, often located downtown, are being re-purposed as research centers that are luring top talent given their walk-ability and density. That’s a break from the past, when pharmaceutical companies and engineering firms preferred for sprawling—but relatively inaccessible and closed—research centers in the suburbs. Where’s this happening? The paper spotlights redevelopment in several:

Seattle’s South Lake Union district
Downtown Detroit
Cambridge, Mass., and Boston’s Inner Harbor
St. Louis’ Cortex district
The Philadelphia neighborhood west of the 30th Street train station
The Research Triangle Park in North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham metro area

The Rise of Urban Innovation Districts
11.12.14—Harvard Business Review
By Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner

“Globally, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Medellin, Montreal, Seoul, Stockholm, and Toronto all contain emerging innovation districts. In the United States, the most iconic districts can be found in the downtowns and midtowns of Atlanta, Cambridge, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis. In each, advanced research universities, medical complexes, and clusters of tech and creative firms are sparking business expansion as well as residential and commercial growth.

Other innovation districts are developing in Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle. Former industrial and warehouse areas are undergoing a renaissance, powered by their enviable location along transit lines, proximity to downtowns and waterfronts, and recent additions of advanced institutions. (Note, for example, Carnegie Mellon University’s decision to place its Integrative Media Program at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.)”

Making the Case for More Innovation Districts
12.15.15—Urban Land Institute Magazine
By Beth Mattson-Teig

“Another driver behind these districts is that the nature of innovation has changed, adds Katz. “You don’t see companies that have isolated corporate campuses where the only innovation that is happening is within their walls,” he says. Big global companies are working with networks of individuals and researchers in urban-style campuses and neighborhoods, and they have a greater desire to locate near major institutions such as Carnegie Mellon or Georgia Tech or MIT. “There is this proximity affect that is very pronounced in the aftermath of the recession,” says Katz.”


The Many Faces of Innovation in U.S. Cities
07.21.16—The New York Times
By Eilene Zimmerman

Brookings: The Reimagination of Downtown Los Angeles
07.14.16—The Planning Report

The next Kendall Square?
07.12.16—Commonwealth Magazine
By Bruce Mohl

Power to the Cities: How the next president can help empower America’s urban areas.
07.08.16—US News and World Report
By Bruce Katz

Austin’s Big Bet on the Future of Urban Health Care
07.06.16—Real Clear Health
By Scott Andes

How Sheffield’s future is being built
07.05.16—The Sheffield Star

Our midsize cities are having a renaissance
By Jack Dickey

Renowned urban expert Bruce Katz on Brexit
06.30.16—Manchester Evening News
By Bruce Katz

Brexit will cost Britain’s cities. But they still need to work across borders
By Bruce Katz

American Manufacturing Is Globally Competitive
06.28.16—Quality Digest
By Steve Melito

Economic mystery of world’s metropolises
06.25.16—Mehr News
By Hossein Mohammadpour Zarandi

Connecticut Innovations Board Reorganizes Its CTNext Program
06.23.16—Hartford Courant
By Stephen Singer

Downtown Center BID launches ‘Innovate DTLA’ initiative with Exclusive Leadership Symposium featuring The Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces
06.23.16—Fox 54 WFXG; WSFA 12, KFVS 12, WRCB 3, WISTV 10

A Quick Comparison of Different Models of Innovation to Spur Economic Growth
06.16.16—Think Silicon Valley [Fremont’s economic development blog]
By Kim Marshall

06.12.16—Going Green Recorder

Innovation District keeps eye on millennials, and diversity, moving forward
06.03.16—Chattanooga Times Free Press
By Zack Peterson

Sheffield University professor visits America
06.02.16—Sheffield Telegraph

Birmingham and “The Metropolitan Revolution”
05.20.16—WBHM 90.3 Birmingham NPR
By Greg Bass

05.12.16—Going Green Recorder

‘Smart’ Cities, ‘Brain Belts’ and Other Places Changing the Economy
05.08.16—The Wall Street Journal
By Robert Litan

How DIUx Should Pick Its Next Branch Offices
05.05.16—Defense One
By Leigh Ann Killian, Lauren Rhode, Kenny Sholes

WJBC Forum: Craft beer & Coffee Hound
By Mike Matejka

Does Los Angeles Have What It Takes To Be a Leader for 21st Century Metropolises?
By Rzelan

Are ‘Innovation Districts’ Right for Every City?
04.29.16 – CityLab
By Anthony Flint

Advice: Promoting clusters of high tech businesses
04.26.16—Placemaking Resource
By Ben Kochan

Cities Leading In Policy Innovation, Problem-Solving
04.26.16—WGLT Illinois State NPR
By Mike McCurdy

Shanghai’s ‘nuts’ plan to bail out bad investments
By Denise Hruby

Katz: Global Economy Favors Regions That Strategically Invest in Infrastructure and Human Capital
04.20.16—The Planning Report
By Bruce Katz

Decentralized ‘Silicon villages’ needed instead of a Silicon Valley
By Erich Clementi

Eugene on verge of successful innovation district
4.19.1616—The Register-Guard
By Matt Sayre

Eugene forum to focus on arts, tech and business
4.17.16—The Register – Guard
By Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network

Innovation district has the potential to “supercharge” Detroit’s economy
By Dennis Archambault

Initiative gets underway in OKC to develop a ‘Nucleus’ hub
04.10.16—The Oklahoman
By Jim Stafford

NOMA roundtable: the emergence of innovation districts
04.07.16—Property Week

How the U.S. Government Can Boost Urban Innovation Districts
03.24.16—Government Technology
By Citiscope

Does the Cambridge Innovation Center provide a glimpse into R.I.’s future?
03.25.16 – Providence Business News
By Mary MacDonald

How the U.S. government can boost urban innovation districts
By David Hatch

Behind Boston’s innovation district obsession
03.21.16—New Boston Post
By Kara Bettis

‘Innovation Campus’ bond proposal scrutinized
03.18.16 – Providence Journal
By Patrick Anderson

“New urban model must give innovation a ‘sense of place'”
03.18.16—MIPIM News (by REED MIDEM)

Changing Skyline: Making sense of Philadelphia’s many innovation districts
03.18.16—Philadelphia Inquirer
By Inga Saffron

MIPIM 2016: Circle Square leads way in transforming urban areas
03.17.16—Manchester Evening News
By Shelina Begum

Urban expert Katz hails Circle Square
03.16.16—The Business Desk
By Nick Jackson

Raimondo on Trump, pot and 6 other hot topics
03.16-16 – WPRI-TV
By Ted Nesi

Global urban expert to shape MIPIM discussion on Manchester’s new neighbourhood
03.15.16—Manchester Evening News
By Lucy Roue

How we can transform Belfast
03.15.16—Belfast Telegraph
By Angela McGowan

Medical school innovation zone debuts
03.11.16—Austin American-Statesman
By Dan Zehr

Transit is only part of process
03.07.16—Albuquerque Journal
By Rob Dickson

Giant step in Philly growth
By John Fry and Jerry Sweeney

$3.5 billion ‘game changer’ to transform Drexel area
03.03.16—The Philadelphia Tribune
By Ayana Jones

Drexel, Brandywine Take Wraps Off Schuylkill Yards
03.02.16—Philadelphia Property
By Sandy Smith

Can Drexel’s splashy $3.5B Schuylkill Yards project make Philly’s tech scene more inclusive?
03.02.16—Technically Philly
By Juliana Reyes

Oklahoma City Innovation District integration sought
02.28.16—News OK
By Steve Lackmeyer

Project pushes ties between neighborhoods and companies in Oklahoma City’s innovation district
02.23.16—The Oklahoman
By Steve Lackmeyer

Oil Crisis: As Prices Plunge, Houston Launches $2 Billion Plan To Become ‘Third Coast’ For Biotech
02.16.16—International Business Times
By Amy Nordrum

Exposing the limitations of imitation for tech hubs
02.09.16—Financial Times
By Brian Groom

1st quarter 2016—Innovation: America’s Journal of Technology Commercialization
By Jim Stafford

Tampa Innovation Alliance: Creating synergy through actions, connections, collaborations
02.09.16 —83DegreesMedia
Justine Benstead

R.I. budget plan highlights innovation programs
02.02.16 – Providence Journal
By Kate Bramson

R.I. needs to exploit its advantages
01.31.16 – The Providence Journal
By Mark Muro and Bruce Katz

Seattle ranks high on global list of top cities for livability, innovation
01.28.16 – Puget Sound Business Journal
By Marc Stiles

Coming to an Innovation District Near You
01.26.16 – Wharton Magazine

College Towns Get New Housing, but It’s Decidedly Not Dorms
01.19.16 — The New York Times
By Ronda Kaysen

Brookings study: R.I. needs to innovate to move forward
01.19.16 – Providence Business News
By Lori Stabile

Investment leads to examples of private development
01.17.16 — The Oklahoman
By Scott Meacham

Birmingham’s Entrepreneurial District could get a new name
01.12.16 – Birmingham Business Journal
By Alan Alexander

Birmingham needs to focus on innovation hub
01.08.16 – Birmingham Business Journal
By Ty West

Outlook for city’s bioscience sector remains strong in 2016
01.04.16 – The Oklahoman
By Stephen Prescott

Why now’s the time to jumpstart Bham’s innovation district; How Bham can create innovation district
12.18.16—Birmingham Business Journal
By Alan Alexander

The techie mayor who may be Tennessee’s next governor
12.15.15 –
By Nick Fouriezos

Making the Case for More Innovation Districts
12.15.15—Urban Land Institute Magazine
By Beth Mattson-Teig

Northern Virginia County Eyes Innovation Districts
12.11.15 – Route Fifty

Central Health solidifies spot in developing Innovation Zone
12.09.15 – Community Impact Newspaper

Close To Home: What Will Seniors Housing Look Like In The Future?
12.09.15 – Provider

Editorial: Schuring pushes for redevelopment, innovation districts
11.24.15 – The Independent

Champions of 16 Tech see it as magnet for development, high-tech workers
10.31.15 – Indianapolis Business Journal

Rochester’s Innovation Zone nears 100 companies
10.30.15 – Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Brookings advocate Bruce Katz stops by to encourage Tampa’s emerging innovation district
10.30.15 – Tampa Bay Times

Inc. highlights 10 fast-growing Tampa companies — and why should know about it
October 30, 2015 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

Exclusive: Inside Jeff Vinik’s conference room, talking innovation
10.30.15 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

News: “Mayfair” property on the AMP
10.28.15 – Rotherham Business News

Alliance launches effort to tie together real estate around USF, University Mall, MOSI
10.26.15 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

Oklahoma City’s new innovation district could demonstrate power of place
10.26.15– The Oklahoman

Talks underway about Oak Ridge National Laboratory office in Chattanooga
10.18.15 – Chattanooga Times Free Press

From Dumbo to Boston: Reflections on Urban Innovation
10.15.15 – Smart Growth Blog

Chattanooga: A Model of Urban Revitalization, or Inequality and Gentrification?
10.09.15 – Nonprofit Quarterly

Martin: Which came first, innovation or the Gig?
10.02.15 – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Makers Quarter to Merge Culture, Innovation
10.02.15 – GlobeSt.

The Trades: Cultivating innovation
10.02.15 – Herald Times Online

Fueling innovation at local level is discussion topic
09.30.15 – The Buffalo News

Innovation districts across the U.S.
September 29, 2015 – The Buffalo News

Resolution designates University Avenue as city’s first innovation district
September 29, 2015 – Southwest Journal

Innovation districts are topic of global meeting in Buffalo
September 28, 2015 – The Buffalo News

The Collider on a mission for climate science innovation
September 25, 2015 – Asheville Citizen-Times

Philly Tech Hub Developer Wants Silicon Valley Minus the Gentrification
September 24, 2015 – Next City

From the editors: Aug. 19, 2015
August 19, 2015 – Erie Reader

Can you design innovation?
August 17, 2015 – Fast Company

Indy losing top talent in significant numbers
August 17, 2015 – Inside Indiana Business

Detroit struggling to create jobs outside of downtown
August 6, 2015 – Bridge Magazine

This is what your city needs to build an innovation district
July 31, 2015 – DC Inno

Australia’s dismal, bottom-of-pack performance in university-business innovation
July 31, 2015 – Australian Financial Review

An urbanist’s dream: New MSP Innovation District would create national standard for city building
July 29, 2015 – District Energy

Eugene startup connects you to your favorite food truck
July 26, 2015 – Oregon Register-Guard

Byrd’s media diet: incentives, freelancers, innovation
July 24, 2015 – Asheville Citizen-Times

What Tesla is doing in America’s newest smokestacks-free manufacturing city
July 21, 2015 – Fortune

Ted Nesi’s Saturday Morning Post: July 18
July 18, 2015 – WPRI 12 News

Hillsborough’s next big plan is an innovation district. But what is it?
July 17, 2015 – Tampa Bay Times

Status Report: the Rise of Innovation Districts
July 12, 2015 – Planetizen

New Brookings report details innovation district lessons
June 30, 2015 – Business Record

Despite Rick Scott rejection, Mark Sharpe says Tampa Innovation Alliance is right on course
June 30, 2015 – SaintPetersBlog

Challenges loom in Winston-Salem innovation Quarter’s future
June 28, 2015 – Winston-Salem Journal

What we have learned about innovation districts
June 24, 2015 – CQ Roll Call

Why Bezos loves Amazon’s ‘unique’ South Lake Union campus
06.15.15 – Puget Sound Business Journal
By Jacob Demmitt

Florida universities help Orlando, Tampa redevelop
06.04.15 – Des Moines Business Record
By Business Record Staff

New Chair of Corridor Manchester
06.05.15 – Manchester Evening News
By Alex Bell

Industries appreciating the benefits of grouping in innovation districts
05.08.15 – Property Week
By Staff

Technology Overtakes Tobacco in Winston-Salem, N.C.
04.28.15 – New York Times
By Keith Schneider

Sheffield innovation district attracting huge interest from region’s manufacturing businesses
04.29.15 – bdaily
By Nick Hill

Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park attracts top praise
03.27.15 – Sheffield Telegraph
By Staff

Rocket Fiber gives nation new reason to rethink Detroit
03.15.15 – Detroit Free Press
By Tom Walsh

Facebook floats idea for more housing in Menlo Park
03.15.15 – San Jose Mercury News
By Queenie Wong

Innovation zone comes into focus
03.16.15 – Northern Nevada Business Weekly
by Steve Sinovic

Flying Cars and Hoverboards Populate Past Visions of Future Cities
2.12.15 – Guardian
By Guardian Staff

Eds and meds, unite: Anchor districts are new engines for job creation
2.04.15 – Pop City
By Christine McBurney

Work to start on first ‘innovation district’ in Sheffield
1.23.15 – Sheffield Telegraph
By Ellen Beardmore

Barack Obama’s former advisor visits Corridor Manchester
1.23.15 – Manchester Evening News
By Alex Bell

An area that will define brand Manchester
1.22.15 – Manchester Evening News
By Alex Bell

Sheffield emerges as crucible of advanced manufacturing
1.22.15 – Financial Times
By Andrew Bounds

Economic expert visits Forgemasters
01.21.15 – Business Quarter
By Andrew Mernin

Why Location Does (And Doesn’t) Matter For Entrepreneurial Success
01.16.15 – Forbes
by William Craig

Sheffield and Rotherham reveal plan to create Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District
01.16.15 – Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

News: University backs Innovation District idea
01.19.15 – Rotherham Business News
By Tom Austen

Creating change at Business Sheffield
1.07.14 – The Star (UK)
By Edward Highfield

Sheffield goes global to drive the city forward
1.09.15 – Bdaily Business News (UK)
By Robert Beaumont

Enjoy Some Extremely Tiny Living In These 173-Square-Foot Micro Apartments
12.2.14—Fast Company
By Sydney Brownstone

The Rise of ‘Innovation Districts’ as Creative Convention Venues
By Greg Oates

University circle a powerful player in the innovation economy (video)
11.13.14—Fresh Water Cleveland
By Staff

The Rise of Urban Innovation Districts
11.12.14—Harvard Business Review
By Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner

Because A First Impression is Often a Lasting Impression
11.10.14 – Erie Reader
By Ben Speggen

How Universities Can Renew America’s Cities
By Bruce Katz

Nature versus Nurture and Innovation Districts
By Staff

A Conversation on Future Urbanism, Tech Hubs
10.09.14 – TechCrunch
By Kim-Mai Cutler

Rob White: Can innovation parks help the city’s budget?
10.05.14 – The Davis Enterprise
By Rob White

Commentary: National labs should head downtown
10.03.14 – Washington Post
By Bruce Katz And Mark Muro

Inside Big Real Estate’s Play for San Francisco’s Hipster-Geeks
09.29.14 — NextCity
By Nancy Scola

SF State to open campus at Hunters Point
09.10.14 – San Francisco Chronicle
By Andrew S Ross

Seeds of a downtown ‘innovation district’?
09.10.14 – Aiken Standard
By David Cozad

Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons
09.05.14—Chicago Tribune
By Kathy Bergen

Techonomy Taps Detroit’s Magic on Sept. 16
09.04.14 – Forbes
By David Kirkpatrick

Here’s to the New York tech scene
09.02.14 – The Next Web
By Matthew Elworthy

Checking-in with the Proliferation of Innovation Districts
By James Brasuell

Detroit Doubles Down On Startups And Young Creatives With New “Innovation District”
07.08.14 – Architect’s Newspaper
By Chris Bentley

Are “Innovation Districts” the key to Philadelphia’s growth?
07.08.14 – Philly Urban Living
By Timothy Garrity

Renewing urban renewal
07.08.14 – Harvard Gazette
By Christina Paazzanese

Renewing urban renewal
07.08.14 – Harvard Gazette
By Christina Paazzanese

Washington U researchers using Internet that’s 1,000 times faster than normal
07.03.14 – St. Louis Business Journal
by Brian Feldt

Winds of Change, Part Five
07.02.14—Pagosa Daily Post
By Bill Hudson

Capital needs an elected mayor to act as a playmaker in the economic World Cup
07.02.14—The Irish Independent
By David McWilliams

The Pseudoscience of Jane Jacobs and Innovation Districts
07.2.14—Pacific Standard
By Jim Russell

Business news in brief
07.02.14—Philadelphia Inquirer

Heard around Aspen – June 28th

High Tech Rochester seeks $5M for downtown facility
06.26.14—Democrat & Chronicle
By Bennett J. Loudon

Silicon Success

06.25.14—BBC World Service’s Business Daily

Why Innovation Districts Are The New Catalyst For International Business Development
06.23.14—High Tech Campus
By Bert Jan Woertman

Downtown San Diego is new address for innovation
06.19.14—UT San Diego
By Kris Michell, Steven Cox, & Stephen Goss

America’s 7 Most Bustling Innovation Districts
By Laura Montini

Downtown San Diego is new address for innovation
06.19.14 – UT San Diego
By Kris Michell, Steven Cox & Stephan Goss

Innovation centers boost the urban economy and make the routine more interesting and enjoyable cities
06.18.14 – Democratic Resistance
By Mariana Barros

[Translated from Spanish]

New Innovation District to Spur Neighborhood Job Growth, Support Local Entrepreneurs

06.16.14—Michigan Chronicle

Starting the fire for new companies in New Mexico
06.17.14—Albuquerque Journal
By Winthrop Quigley

3 Types of Thriving ‘Innovation Districts’ in America
06.17.14—Inc. Magazine
By Laura Montini

Business Live: Morning news and Current Affairs
06.17.14—BBC Radio 4’s Today

[featuring Bruce Katz from 23:45-26:55]

The next Silicon Valley will have an urban vibe
06.15.14—IT World
By Kenneth Corbin

Brookings studies the rise of innovation districts
06.13.14—Albuquerque Journal
By Kevin Robinson-Avila

Geography Of Innovation Shifting As Companies Seek More Collaborative Environments
06.16.14—WESA Pittsburgh NPR
By Deanna Garcia

Where the American Startup Dream is Moving: Downtown
By Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner

Detroit joins national “innovation districts” initiative
06.13.14—Michigan Radio
By Sarah Cwiek

Current Research on Innovation Parks
06.12.14—Davis Vanguard
By Rob White

Mayor Duggan reveals new economic development plan


Detroit Announces ‘Innovation District’ For Greater Downtown Area

06.12.14—CBS Detroit

By Edward Cardenas

 Detroit to explore creating district to attract business start-ups

06.12.14-­The Detroit Free Press

By Matt Helms

Venture Café Foundation Makes Moves Into St. Louis; Names Sheridan Executive Director

06.12.14—Tech St. Louis

By Samuel Weigley

Real Estate Buzz: Condo conversions: Are we there yet?

06.12.14—Daily Journal of Commerce

By Nat Levy

Brookings Institution calls Detroit’s Midtown and downtown “innovation districts”


Detroit launches Innovation District to spur job growth

06.12.14—Crain’s Detroit Business

By Natalie Broda

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announces establishment of ‘innovation district’


By David Muller

Duggan creates ‘innovation district’ to spur jobs in downtown, Midtown

06.12.14—The Detroit News

By Darren A. Nichols

Tom Walsh: Duggan taps Schlichting to chair innovation-district strategy group

06.12.14—Detroit Free Press

By Tom Walsh

Innovation Districts: Reshaping Our Cities, Changing Our Economies

06.11.14—On Point, WBUR Boston Public Radio

By Tom Ashbrook

Cities Promote ‘Innovation Districts’ for Economic Development

06.11.14—Montana Associated Technology Roundtables

The Rise of Innovation Districts

06.11.14—Bacon’s Rebellion

By James A. Bacon

Chattanooga as a “smart city”: next steps

06.10.14—Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

By Richard Layman

10 most highly valued startup companies: TechFlash 7 things
06.10.14 – St. Louis Business Journal
By Brian Feldt

Innovation District
06.10.14 – Curbed
By James Jennings

The Next Silicon Valley Will Have an Urban Vibe
06.10.14 – Computerworld
By Kenneth Corbin

Harnessing innovation: Mayor Andy Berke hopes district will spur Chattanooga business
06.10.14 – Chattanooga Times Free Press
By Shelly Bradbury

How Cities Look to Technology to Try to Spur Economic Development
06.10.14 – Governing
By Kevin Tidmarsh

5 Reasons Cities Are Getting Better, and Everywhere Else Is Getting Worse
06.10.14 – New York Magazine
By Kevin Roose

Watch: Mayor Andy Berke on innovation districts


By David Morton

Here’s How to Build an Innovative City


By Eric Hal Schwartz

Report: RTP has the right idea for innovation

06.09.14—The Triangle Business Journal

By Lauren K. Ohnesorge

Report On Rise Of Innovation Districts Highlights St. Louis

06.09.14—St. Louis Public Radio

By Maria Altman

Brookings report on ‘innovation districts’ contains lessons for Portland

06.09.14—Portland Business Journal

St. Louis’ Cortex highlighted in Brookings report on innovation districts

06.09.14—St.Louis Business Journal

By Brian Feldt

Chattanooga eyes innovation districts for future growth

06.09.14—The (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

By Dave Flessner

Report Highlights Boston’s Innovation Districts


By Curt Nickisch

The “Choreography of Collisions” that Makes Innovation Districts Tick

06.09.14—Next City

By Nancy Scola

You, too, can build an innovation district! The Brookings Institute looks at what it takes.

06.09.14—The Boston Globe

By Michael Farrell

A Look at Six U.S. Cities Pioneering New Economic Zones

06.09.14—The Wall Street Journal

By Nick Timiraos

Boston Super Bowl; Innovation Districts; New Boston Towers

06.09.14—Boston Curbed

By Tom Acitelli

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