iNeighborhoods will be where creatives, entrepreneurs, Smart City and Internet of Everything (IoE) developers will live and thrive, regardless of what walk of life they come from.
iNeighborhoods are distinctly different from innovation districts. In the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program report “The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America,” the authors described an emerging urban model called “innovation districts.” As described in the report, “these districts, by our definition, are geographic areas where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators, and accelerators. They are also physically compact, transit-accessible, and technically-wired and offer mixed-use housing, office, and retail.” These innovation districts also tend to be “where underutilized areas (particularly older industrial areas) are being re-imagined and remade.”
Innovation districts tend to be suited for persons or organizations familiar with a university or institutional setting. Moreover, innovation neighborhoods are at the center of community life and are inclusive in nature.
They are neighborhoods that are capable of attracting a unique creative community that allows all comers, no matter what education level or economic class. iNeighborhoods thrive on talent, regardless of how it arrives. Pound for pound, innovation neighborhoods have a high potential for socio-economic impact.
iNeighborhoods will be where creatives, entrepreneurs, Smart City and Internet of Everything developers, from all walks of life, will live, create and prosper.
iNeighborhoods are the new inclusive American factory.