per Carla Escolà Costa,
The COVID-19 pandemic and its cascading economic effects have erased the economic progress of hundreds of millions of people across the globe. To jump-start inclusive economic growth during this time of crisis, cities and regions require bold and committed leaders at the local level and well-designed economic recovery packages at the national level.
One type of economic hub well-positioned to play this role is an emerging geography of urban innovation known as an innovation district. A district is an area where a concentration of R&D activities, such as research universities and medical institutions, is combined with distinctively urban assets, such as walkable streets, restaurants, creative convergence spaces, and transit.
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