Oklahoma City’s budding innovation district -- the subject on an 18-month study currently being conducted by The Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces -- is helping diversify the city’s growing economy and is bringing international notoriety.
The area includes the Oklahoma Health Center and Automobile Alley. The study focuses on the district’s economic strengths’ and quality of place, and is part of the Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking. They will examine the rising interplay between innovation, quality places and economic growth by studying innovation districts in Oklahoma City and Philadelphia. The work aims to catalyze a new approach to city-building that integrates the reinforcing benefits of vibrant public spaces, innovative urban economies and inclusive growth.
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