Mission Bay in San Francisco, the new “digital health” hub
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 (UCSF). This Note rapide supplements the Science Cities series of case studies.
Mission Bay is a recent and ambitious campus-cluster development project. Planned in the city centre, it contrasts with the majority of American clusters in outlying areas, beginning with its illustrious neighbour, Silicon Valley, and places San Francisco at the forefront of an economic revival based on multiple small businesses in line with the municipality’s economic priorities. At Mission Bay, the vitality of UCSF and redevelopment of its campus play a leading role in the expansion of a cluster specialised in life sciences and new technologies. It is now nearing completion, which makes it possible to identify the key lessons.
“Science Cities” : Science Campuses and Clusters in 21st Century Metropolises
Creating science campuses that draw on an exchange of knowledge generated by different disciplines is a major focus for all cities seeking to attract innovative and creative R&D activities to their regions. These places are widely viewed as essential resources for the ...
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 ...
Global clusters and campuses: an international perspective
Note rapide Economy, no. 651
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 ...
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 ...