Why Innovation Districts Matter
According to a recent Brookings’ reports, “AS THE UNITED STATES SLOWLY EMERGES FROM THE GREAT RECESSION, A REMARKABLE SHIFT IS OCCURRING IN THE SPATIAL GEOGRAPHY OF INNOVATION. FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS, THE LANDSCAPE OF INNOVATION HAS BEEN DOMINATED BY PLACES LIKE SILICON VALLEY—SUBURBAN CORRIDORS OF SPATIALLY ISOLATED CORPORATE CAMPUSES, ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY CAR, WITH LITTLE EMPHASIS ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE OR ON INTEGRATING WORK, HOUSING AND RECREATION.”
Why does this matter? Simply put because work/life balance coupled with the ability to contribute locally is the new grass-roots.