Global clusters and campuses: an international perspective
Since 2010, the IAU îdF has conducted international comparative studies into Science Cities. These practical foreign case studies are highly instructive and challenge received wisdom on the theory of clusters and the planning of campuses.
The aim of this project is to gain a fuller understanding of how these innovative redevelopments engage with the existing or maturing economic ecosystem of metropolises and makes them more competitive for the future. The first case studies were devoted to the clusters and campuses of the Zurich, Helsinki, Singapore and Seoul metropolises.
For some years now, cluster-focused strategies have been warmly embraced in academic and political circles. The term "cluster" is something of the flavour of the day with the concept proving to be of considerable appeal. Looking beyond the current fashion for "clusters", the ...
Mission Bay in San Francisco, the new “digital health” hub
Note rapide Economy, no. 655
Mission Bay is the name of a major economic and urban project in downtown San Francisco. It combines the urban regeneration of extensive rail/port wasteland and the development of a biotech cluster around the new campus of the University of California in San Francisco ...
Portland, a virtuous urban and university ecosystem
Note rapide Economy, no. 653
Portland cultivates its difference in a wide variety of fields such as sustainable urban planning, sports industries and the outdoors. Its universities make an active contribution in this respect through their research and their real estate practices in synergy with ...
The ideal campus is being invented today
Note rapide Economy, #24
Digital technology has revolutionised access to knowledge, which is now widely disseminated. This could have induced a fear that the spaces known as “campuses” would become victims of planned obsolescence. However, campuses have succeeded in redefining their added value by ...