What happens when smart people are brought together in a cool place? (this is easy) INNOVATION!
It is described as a "community of thinkers."
No secrets here. Dozens of reports and publications are available from University City for free to those who want to understand how this ticks.
And a five-minute Youtube Video: businesses who are innovating in University City. You'll love the acoustical guitar tracks behind the interviews. Who doesn't love a company called THE DIRT FACTORY for urban composting?
Live/Work/Learn/Share community?? Drexel has ideas for an "innovation neighborhood" in the Innovation District.
Just need the facts? Depend on an article from Urban Land Institute for a recap. For people who appreciate a 20-minute description of public realm, enjoy THE PORCH.
|Cesar Pelli and
Bower Lewis Thrower Architects designed the Cira Center building in the
University City district of Philadelphia.|
Sometimes is it good to see the people behind the innovation district talk. Read and watch Christopher Wink's reporting.