City Innovation District Strategic Plan


This Case Study details the strategic plans for an Innovation district. It provides background information on the key drivers and principles along with what needs to happen to get the ecosystem necessary for a successful City Innovation district.

Innovation districts are defined as geographic areas where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators, and accelerators. Districts are also physically compact, transit accessible, and offer mixed-use housing, office, and retail. They are communities that value diverse leadership and talent, recognizing that a multiplicity of backgrounds and perspectives is essential for generating and producing new ideas.