Published: 14th May 2019

Innovation Districts and knowledge-led regeneration can become a ‘game-changer’ for economic growth in UK cities, writes Phil Kemp, chief executive of Bruntwood SciTech. In an era of multiple complex challenges for cities, where the necessity to do more with less continues to set the tone, civic leaders know they need a strategy to drive economic growth alongside delivering essential services to citizens. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to creating the sustainable growth we all want, there are surely lessons to learn from cities that are performing well. Science and technology have always offered cities the potential to create new jobs, retain graduate talent and deliver economic growth, but to meet the challenge of growth post-Brexit and to harness the latent power of technology, there is growing recognition that we have to turn the dial to accelerate knowledge-led innovation. Described by the respected urban planner Bruce Katz of the Washington … (To read the full article, subscribe below)