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How Urban Inclusive Innovation can Transform our Cities

In 1790, approximately one out of every twenty Americans lived in cities.  By 1960, two-thirds of the US population lived in urban areas. According to the latest census, now over 80 percent of our population has moved to cities. And for the first time in our world’s history, more people now live in cities than in rural areas.

Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson: Diversity Spurs Creativity, Urban Innovation

A presenter at the upcoming Cleveland Convening, Walter Isaacson's new book looks at how innovation created the digital revolution and the important role urban innovation plays. 

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Propeller's Fearless Programming Wins Notice from Case Foundation

The New Orleans social-enterprise incubator is highlighted by the Case Foundation's Be Fearless campaign for re-imagining their work for greater results. 

Sheila Herrling

Sheila Herrling of the Case Foundation Discusses Changing the Demographics of Innovation

Supporting entrepreneurship has been a key part of the Case Foundation’s work throughout its nearly 20-year history. But in 2014 the Washington, D.C.-based foundation began to notice that American entrepreneurs are a surprisingly homogeneous group.

Claire Nelson

More Conversation for Better Innovation

Learning from and listening to each other can help urban innovation be more mindful -- especially when it work impacts communities that have already experienced profound change. Claire Nelson of the Urban Consulate seeks to connect urban-curious people across cities, and to foster the import & export of the best ideas shaping urban life in the 21st century. 

Aspen Ideas Festival

Is the Next Big Urban Innovation Hiding in Plain Sight?

Innovation is the driver of economic growth in the global economy, and cities and metropolitan areas are the wellspring of innovation. Who are the urban innovators, and how can we make sure that the resources in cities that promote innovation are available to all residents, wherever they live?

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The Rise of Innovation Districts

As the United States slowly emerges from the Great Recession, a remarkable shift is occurring in the spatial geography of innovation. For the past 50 years, the landscape of innovation has been dominated by places like Silicon Valley – suburban corridors of spatially isolated corporate campuses, accessible only by car, with little emphasis on the quality of life or on integrating work, housing and recreation. 
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