Shaping urban serendipity: Cities and Innovation

Flavia Curvelo Magdaniel, Jorick Beijer

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Cities and innovation have a long history. Whereas in the industrial era’s cities where basically configured around factories, the contemporary digital society has diverse uses of space and time. All across the world abandoned industrial districts quickly transform into buzzing innovation hubs. Strong examples exist in cities like London, Berlin and Boston, but also the South of Europe has great success stories of urban
regeneration that facilitates serendipitous encounters and so, urban innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
JournalThe Class of 2020 Annual Trend Report
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


  • Cities
  • Innovation hubs
  • Start-ups
  • co-working
  • industrial buildings
  • Creativity
  • Urban Design


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