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Atlas of Innovation Districts - Harvard

ATLAS OF INNOVATION DISTRICTS

Aretian has developed a first-of-its-kind systematic study of 50 notable Innovation Districts in the United States: their specialization, economic impact, as well as the characteristics of the urban ecosystems that welcome and enhance them.

Hover over an Innovation District in the map below to see its performance in terms of Aretian's key metrics on innovation: Innovation Intensity, Innovation Performance, and Innovation Impact.

 

The second viewer, below, presents more detailed information about each district: its breakdown of industrial sectors and creation of knowledge-intensive employment opportunities, as well as demographic and socioeconomic statistics.

Aretian's Atlas of Innovation Districts explores the secret recipe for high-performing Innovation Districts, unlocking economic potential in communities around the world.

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“We welcome academic studies and methodologies that help us to better inform strategic decisions that accelerate innovation.”

Israel Ruiz

Executive Vice President and Treasurer at MIT

President of the MIT Corporation

“MIT is intensely interested in supporting the evolution of Kendall Square, which is being transformed into an urban, mixed-use district with a focus on strengthening community interaction and the area’s innovation ecosystem. We welcome academic studies and methodologies that help us to better inform strategic decisions that accelerate innovation. More than a century after physically moving MIT’s campus to Cambridge, the Kendall development project allows us to create a destination and talent magnet – an environment where people can live, work and play, unleashing a new era of groundbreaking discovery and economic growth across the region. I can imagine Kendall Square a decade from now, with the expanded capacity making it possible to realize an amplified innovation playground anchored on and around MIT.”

“This research provides novel methodologies and metrics for refining economic development strategies that are responsive to the various growth stages of multi-sector innovation.”

Prof. Jesse Keenan

Faculty at Harvard Graduate School of Design

"Developing the intelligence necessary to measure the spatial logics of economic clustering is key for urban policy-makers. This research provides novel methodologies and metrics for refining economic development strategies that are responsive to the various growth stages of multi-sector innovation. While comparative urban benchmarking often fails to capture subsample characteristics, this work forces us to rethink the starting and ending points in time and space and not just the degrees of organizational and sector maturity." 

 

ATLAS OF INNOVATION DISTRICTS

Use the atlas viewer below to browse districts in finer detail. To begin, select a district from the dropdown menu.

Aretian's Atlas of Innovation Districts explores the secret recipe for high-performing Innovation Districts, unlocking economic potential in communities around the world.

Ready to boost your city's
innovation performance?

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