Measuring the Impact of Urban Innovation Districts

Despite their significant impact on social and economic development, innovation districts are facing challenges due to the inadequacy of policies in terms of horizontal and vertical coordination or due to the lack of an integrative policy approach. Strategic and targeted policy support leads to the acceleration of the growth of innovation districts, impacting the development of cities in general. Here we present a data-driven methodology that unites network science and geospatial analytics to identify and characterize these districts within a handful of major European cities.

In collaboration with Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Manran Zhu.

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