Aretian was added to The Atlas, a free online community for government leaders and institutions
Aretian’s first case study, Mexico’s Leading Tech Institution Develops 20 Year Campus Plan to Build a Community of Innovators, Tlalpan, CDMX, Mexico, was recently published on The Atlas of Cities. The Atlas is a free online website for local government leaders and institutions to learn how civic focused, urban and technology projects were successfully implemented by other cities and regions so that they may learn from best practices and implement them at home as well. Aretian’s work, to create a vision and plan for Tlalpan’s new Innovation District, utilized economic and research analysis to establish a new Innovation Pipeline to support researchers, startups and local industry through a Smart Specialization Plan. The analysis was used to guide an urban design plan focused on a fractal city design, architectural planning tailored to specific space usage activities focused on research and technology transfer centers. The mission, to create a stronger innovative ecosystem for researchers, entrepreneurs, students, faculty and the community at large, is now underway.
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For this project, Aretian performed an extended city science analysis to shape the urban design and innovation strategy for the future CDMX Tlalpan Innovation District, which was the second project completed with the university. Aretian analyzed the regional economic complexity to compare Ciudad de México to other cities and regions throughout Mexico, as well as the Innovation Ecosystem present in the Ciudad de México.
Furthermore, the analysis covered the Networks of Talent, Industries, and Urban Infrastructure, and presented urban design and policy recommendations allowing to improve the knowledge transfer between the different actors present around the University of the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey from researchers to entrepreneurs through Aretian’s Innovation Pipeline. The Innovation Pipeline Strategy, an evaluation of the seven phases of innovation, enabled the design of new academic and research buildings to link the academic activities and knowledge transfer programmes with selected industries thereby creating a complete innovation ecosystem in the neighborhood.
Aretian’s new urban design vision and placemaking strategy allowed for the university to host the different activities, from university teaching, to applied research, to topic-specific knowledge transfer centers targeting the key industries and emerging technologies. Aretian conceived future potential scenarios and envisioned a strategy to shape the Tecnológico de Monterrey into a successful Innovation District in Ciudad de México within the coming 10 to 15 years. The analysis highlighted critical capabilities of the university and the city’s economic sectors, which helped the University to gain consensus between different academic departments on how to best deploy resources to achieve the goals and recommendations of Aretian’s Report.
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