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A design pattern for Future Cities: City Centre Enterprise Incubation

 

I've just posted a description on my blog of a design pattern for Future Cities: City-Centre Enterprise Incubation.
 
The pattern describes the provision of  facilities to incubate technology, creative and social enterprises in an urban environment to stimulate innovative growth through cross-sectoral interaction and innovation; and to facilitate co-operative investment in technology. Examples of this approach in the UK include Sunderland Software City, Hub Westminster and Birmingham Science Park Aston.
 
The design pattern is described here:
 
http://theurbantechnologist.com/2013/04/03/a-design-pattern-for-digital-urbanism-city-centre-enterprise-incubation/ 
 
... and it's part of a collection of patterns that I'm slowly building up; the collection, and the reasons for building it, are described here:
 
http://theurbantechnologist.com/design-patterns/
 
I'd be grateful for any comments from this community on the new pattern; on the usefulness of this approach; or on specific patterns that you think should be included - I'm hoping to launch a more concentrated collaborative initiative on this theme later in the year.
 
Cheers,
 
Rick

 

A design pattern for digital urbanism: the City Information Partnership

 

In an article on my blog titled “Do we need a Pattern Language for Smarter Cities” I suggested that “design patterns“, a tool for capturing re-usable experience invented by the town-planner Christopher Alexander, might offer a useful way to organise our knowledge of successful approaches to “Smarter Cities”. The article had a positive response from a number of technologists, architects and academics, and so I'm now writing a set of design patterns to describe ideas that I've seen work more than once. 
 
The collection is described and indexed in "A Pattern Language for Digital Urbanism" which can be found here:
 
http://theurbantechnologist.com/design-patterns/
 
And the first design pattern, the "City Information Partnership", is described here:
 
http://theurbantechnologist.com/2013/02/19/a-design-pattern-for-digital-urbanism-the-city-information-partnership/
 
I'd be grateful for any comments from this community on the usefulness of this approach; or on specific patterns that you think should be included.
 
Cheers,
 
Rick
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