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Innovation has flourished; the shelf of good ideas is full to
overflowing (patenting steadily on rise).
Experience has generated a wealth of do’s and don’ts. Benchmarking and ranking of cities have flourished:
Checklists for policymakers have multiplied (innovative cities, green cities etc.).
But urban development to date is uninspiring: learning from
experience, making innovation deliver results, harnessing useful technologies, a slow process, often resisted (congestion pricing).
The big message, so far…
An innovative city is skill and knowledge intensive, inventive, individualistic, open and connected.
With (inspired) human capital, a city can aspire to all the
labels: it can be “intelligent”, “smart”, “green”, and “livable”. With luck, it can also achieve “inclusive” growth. Tech job multipliers as high as 5.
Innovation can be an a powerful enabler. But few cities have
collected many of the cherished labels yet. What are the odds?
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4/22/2014
Is Washington an Innovative City?
It satisfies the preconditions:
The most knowledge intensive metro in the U.S., highly open, connected, youthful, with several universities, research intensive, information saturated, a hub of high-tech, IT and creative services. Seat of federal govt., locus of MNC activity and of
international institutions.
Benefits from massive circulation of intellectual elites and is a
crossroad of academic exchange.
Yes and No
Washington among the top 20 metros in terms of patents
received since 1980.
Has deliv


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Title Innovative cities
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Project Category Capacity Building Workshops
Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Yusuf, Shahid

Date 2014-04
Event

Frontiers in Development Policy

Project Capacity Building Workshops
Pages 9
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < General
Government and Law < Governance
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Program Type Conference