O’Connor: Making space for innovation

April 26, 2017

by Cathy O'Connor, via The Journal Record:

The word “innovation” is used frequently to describe a new product, technology or service. Imagine what innovation might look like when you apply it to an entire 1.3-square-mile district.

The Brookings Institution, along with the Project for Public Spaces, recently released the findings of their 18-month study on Oklahoma City’s proposed Innovation District. The designated area connects the Oklahoma Health Center on the east side of Interstate 235 to Automobile Alley on the west. But the Innovation District is so much more than a physical location. It is a new way of thinking about public spaces and opportunities for collaboration. It is focused on creating a magnetic hub, with walkable spaces and inviting spaces to gather – the kind of place where innovative businesses and skilled workers are attracted.

 

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