June 20, 2023 GIID Release “Why Governance Matters: An analysis on how innovation districts “Organize for Success”
The Global Institute on Innovation Districts (GIID), an organization dedicated to the study of innovation districts, has published a research paper, “Why Governance Matters: An analysis on how innovation districts “Organize for Success”. The paper is based on the result of several years of research, including an analysis of 10 governance models.
The paper was written by Julie Wargner, founder of GIID. She concludes “The ability for innovation districts to organize effectively can be the deciding factor in why one district fails while another succeeds and powerfully evolves. Unless district leaders design effective models to lead and govern, they are destined to become stuck in organizational, if not political, gridlock. This paper is a wake-up call for early and emerging districts worldwide.”(quoted from the paper release page to which we provide a link below)
Based on the lessons learned, the study outlines seven factors that lead to effective governance.
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June 12, 2023 [New website specialized in Research on Development for Innovation] has been established.
The research on development for enhancing the innovation generation, which has been conducted as part of the CREI Theme Research IV “Introduction of New Technology and the Future of the Real Estate Industry,” is now available on a new special website that introduces the results of this research as well as the growing collaboration with the Global Institute on Innovation District (GIID), Nagaoka City and the Cabinet Office. The site also includes materials from a special speech delivered by Professor Yanagawa to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Real Estate Companies Association of Japan on May 17, 2023, and CREI Working Paper No.13. The site will serve as a source of information for people in Japan and overseas who are interested in development for innovation and innovation city/urban planning recently spreading around the world.
In Japanese: https://www.crei.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp/innovation-town/