In one of his latest articles Greg Satell, contributor in Forbes magazine, argues that innovation, most of all, is driven by collaboration and presents how this concept is connected with the cities as important innovation platforms. He describes the essential elements of innovative cities, and how cities create new, high value work based upon the arguments by Jane Jacobs as she pointed out in her classic, The Economy of Cities. Greg Satell concludes’ his article with the statement
If we are to continue to innovate, we need to invest not only in research and development, but in city life, where random collisions transform old work into new work, solve problems and create value.
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