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What Is an Innovation Hub?

An innovation hub is a physical space that brings together researchers, creators and innovators to nurture ideas into industry-changing products and services. It can be the focal point of a city or a center of activity within an innovation district that encourages collaboration, serves as…

The Importance of Public Space for Connection, Innovation

Public spaces are widely accessible to the general population and are typically owned or controlled by a government entity. However, the successful ones engage the community, promote spatial justice and improve quality of life by embodying four qualities: accessibility, usability, sociability and livability. These characteristics…

Our Placemaking Principles

We cannot discount the countless hours of conversations, research and planning that have gone into molding the Innovation Quarter into what it is today. However, a few grounding principles have been critical to realizing our placemaking vision and goal to create a welcoming public space…

What is Placemaking?

Standard placemaking is all about creating engaging, quality locations. It’s a process that draws the community together and encourages collective ownership and shared use of public spaces. Quality and engagement are cultivated over time as businesses, infrastructure and programs are developed to promote the mental…

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