Innovation districts are the nexus of knowledge-based development in cities, where public and private actors work towards fostering, attracting and retaining investment and talent, e.g., creative class of knowledge workers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, business incubators, with an aim of revitalising urban areas, and boosting knowledge and innovation economy activities. Place quality has been an important factor in the success of these districts, and there is a growing literature on the topic. This opinion paper brings further clarity to the previously developed conceptual frameworks of innovation district place quality.
- Conceptual framework
- Hard and soft factors
- Innovation district
- Knowledge and innovation economy
- Knowledge-based urban development
- Place quality