Inclusive innovation districts

Manchester Street Lights. Acknowledgements: Research Professional News

Can urban innovation districts be more inclusive? asks a Research Professional News opinion piece written by Alina Kadyrova, Kieron Flanagan, Philip Shapira and Elvira Uyarra. The authors set out some key issues in innovation district implementation, arguing that such city-centre innovation-focused developments need social missions from the start.

The piece draws on discussions with researchers and practitioners at a December 2021 virtual online workshop organised through the MIOIR Manchester-Melbourne partnership project on Innovation Districts: Embedding Societal Missions into New Urban Models.

The Research Professional News piece is available at