Innovation Districts: Fad or Future

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Innovation districts are all the rage, with cities around the world attempting to create them. What makes them work – the presence of a world class university, the proximity of research labs to start-ups, or the easy access to venture capital?
Along with these questions is a question of self-interest: Can they be replicated? A panel of experts will discuss the phenomenon of innovation districts and examine whether they are a passing fad, or are here to stay.

Tim Rowe - Founder, Cambridge Innovation Center
Guillaume Pasquier - Deputy Director, Paris Saclay
Gavin Kleespies - Executive Director, Cambridge Historical Society
David Dixon - Principal, Goody Clancy
Marc Draisen - Executive Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Sam Seidel - Moderator, Former Cambridge City Councillor
At the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Piper Auditorium (48 Quincy Street, first floor)