the new context ofcreativity, agglomeration, innovation, and why cities matterWeek 8FRANKFURTJesse KimXavier YeeSarah FungPaul MethotKyle ThackerMaxine Kim
Reason to ComeInfluenceLooksfora Reason to stayAgglomerationKnowledgeWorkersClusteringForceUniversitiesOrganizationsInnovativeEnvironmentInnovationSpecializedOpportunitiesHegemonyResearchRegional GrowthEconomic GrowthMETA Model
European BackboneLargest population regionscovering around 90 millionpeople, ranging from theUnited Kingdom to Italy.(a.k.a Blue Banana)FrankfurtMannheimStuttgart
InfluenceReason to stayAgglomerationKnowledgeWorkersClustering ForceUniversitiesOrganizationsInnovative MilieuGrouping of organisationsInnovationOpportunities inFrank-Gart RegionHegemonyResearchRegional GrowthEconomic GrowthKnowledgeClusteringCreated by organisationsor school researchFrankfurt and Stuttgart control moneyCompanies with money invest intospecific departments in schoolsFrankfurt and Stuttgart investin Rhine Nekor RegionFrank-Gart growsGoethe UniversityMannheim UniversityUniversity of StuttgartFinance/CommerceEngineering/Applied ScienceBiotechnology/Economics
FrankfurtLudwigshadenStuttgartMannheimHeidelbergPeaks and ValleysIn Mega-Region: Frank-Gart
BiotechnologyEconomy and BiologyFrankfurt has established a strong foundation inthe sciences. Life science and biotechnologyresearch are strong sectors of innovation withinthe city, supported by government resources.Goethe University, with proposals to developplans to increase the capacity of student andresearch space (Riedberg Life Science City),will help push Frankfurt forward, promotinginnovation and knowledge.
AmenitiesComfortable LivingIn Frankfurt they are very serious about cleanliness. As you can fined20 euro for throwing away a cigarette butt, or 50 euro for littering.Though the city is very large, the community is still able to stay close.People are able to recognize each other on the street an pubs.Furthermore, Frankfurt has a very affective bicycle system withbicycle lanes throughout the city. There is also a system where peopleare able to call a bike shop and have a bicycle delivered to them, andwhen they are finished, they just lock it up in the nearest intersection.