Is the Next Big Urban Innovation Hiding in Plain Sight? (Aspen Policy Series)

Innovation is the driver of economic growth in the global economy, and cities and metropolitan areas are the wellspring of innovation. But the benefits of innovation and the resources that support innovation do not always reach all corners of the metropolis, and this exacerbates economic and social divisions that hinder our economy and weaken our communities. We can bridge this gap by cultivating the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of people who live in underserved communities and recognizing them alongside more traditional or obvious urban innovators. Who are the urban innovators, and how can we make sure that the resources in cities that promote innovation are available to all residents, wherever they live?

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Economy

Frenchmen Bernard Henri-L‚vy and Paul Holdengr„ber, two astute observers, discuss American democracy and culture.  See more
The American economy continues to grow at a steady - even unspectacular - pace. Its recent performance, especially in... See more
China and India, with their enormous populations and surging economies, are already assuming the status of economic... See more
The World's biggest companies operate across borders, commanding not just great economic power but also, many argue,... See more
Throughout the industrialized World - and nowhere more than in the United States - governments, corporations, and... See more
With limited resources and unlimited global challenges in health care, how should the international community decide... See more

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