Innovation Districts by HLM Architects

Imagine a new model for how we organise our communities. Not just places of work, but rich and appealing neighbourhoods, where people live and relax too. The economic, social and ecological benefits of this model are huge and what interests us, is how towns and cities benefit from this approach.

 

Our ambition is to help share knowledge and raise awareness of the possibilities that Innovation Districts can bring to regional economic success.

The term ‘Innovation District’ is used to describe a wide variety of types of development. What unites all of them is an element of collaboration between public and private sector bodies, often with a higher education institute as an ‘anchor tenant’.

What excites us is the potential of these districts to be a new model for how we organise our communities. Not just places of work, but rich vibrant neighbourhoods where people live and relax too; where the daily commute is a walk or bike ride away. The economic, social and ecological benefits of this model are huge and we are keen to explore how towns, cities and regions can benefit from this approach.

Our fascination and commitment to exploring new ideas about how we live, work and play is at the heart of everything that we do. We recognize that innovation districts present an opportunity for us to rethink how we develop our towns and cities to create distinct places where communities can thrive, bringing prosperity and reducing environmental impacts.

This is a future we’re already helping to shape.

For more information, download our Creating Innovation Districts Brochure

See our latest Innovation Districts projects here.

 

 

 

Our team of Innovation Districts experts are ready to talk you through the opportunities:

Philip Watson, Director & Head of Design

Patrick Clark, Associate Director

Simon Bell, Director

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