Universities and other research institutions have long been central to fostering innovation and driving growth in cities, and London is no exception. Previously, innovation took place on isolated campuses and research centres. Nowadays, proximity, authenticity and flexibility are playing a more prominent role in driving knowledge production. This has lead to the development of “innovation districts”, urban areas which encourage the exchange of ideas.
Join us on 14 April to discuss our research on the changing geography of higher education and the knowledge economy in London. We will look at how features of the innovation district model can be applied to London, and what can be learnt from the successes (and failures) of innovation districts in the US.
This is a public event, free to attend. Take part in the online conversation using #InnovationDistricts. Find our live tweets during the event at @centreforlondon.