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What Does Innovation City Mean To You?

Last night Boston-area thought leaders from diverse industries – including President Schlesinger – came together to discuss the idea of an innovation city. What is it? And how can planning and design intersect with—and help propel—leading area industries to ensure the future of Boston as an innovation city?

The Innovation City panel discussion was hosted by Sasaki Associates, Hacin + Associates, and the Boston Society of Architects. In conjunction with the event, we produced Innovation City—a video exploring these ideas through interviews with other thought leaders around Boston. The video kicked off the panel, but we also hope that it will help catalyze a continued conversation throughout the Boston community. Please watch, share, and send your comments and ideas to!

A huge thank you to our insightful panelists:
Assaf Biderman, Associate Director, MIT SENSEable Cities Laboratory
Jennifer Chayes, Managing Director and Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft New England
Bryan Koop, Senior Vice President, Boston Properties
Lara Lee, Chief Innovation and Operating Officer, Continuum
Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director, Institute of Contemporary Art
Kairos Shen, Director of Planning, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Kathy West, Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities, Partners HealthCare

And to our esteemed video participants:
Dawn Barrett, President, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Barry Bluestone, Founding Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, Payette
Eric Höweler + Meejin Yoon, Principals, Höweler + Yoon Architecture
Dennis Pieprz, Principal, Sasaki Associates
Tim Rowe, Founder and CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center
Leonard A. Schlesinger, President, Babson College
Daniel St. Clair, Managing Director, Investment and Development, Spaulding & Slye
George Thrush, FAIA, Director of the School of Architecture, Northeastern University