Professor Andy Pratt was an invited panellist at a high-level summit on “Innovative Districts” the event was a unique initiative of McGill University and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), in partnership with the City of Montreal.
These three bodies are working together to redevelop a district of Montreal as a world leading innovation district. Andy was invited to draw upon his experience of innovation districts and creative quarters internationally, and to comment on the proposal of Montreal and the comparative examples of international case studies discussed at the summit.
The event took place on 30-31 October 2012; so Andy was lucky enough to fly in and out of North America and miss hurricane Sandy before and after it hit land.
See more details of the event: http://www.smi-msi.com/districts/index.php?lang=en&texte=a_propos
See Andy’s publications pages for papers that he has written innovation and creative districts: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/cmci/people/academic/pratt/pub.aspx