How can strategic design interventions ignite a knowledge-driven economy and enhance high quality job creation?

Ramón Gras

Last november 15th Harvard University researchers Jeremy Burke and Ramon Gras shared in itdUPM a high level summary their work how innovation districts operating in synergy with intermodal logistics hubs can unleash latent economic forces in society, thus generating high quality employment opportunities, contributing to generate sustained periods of distributed prosperity.

Jeremy and Ramon discussed with the attendees different strategies that can be pursued to proactively promote employment resilience and a more human economic system by means of strategic design interventions.

Ramon Gras and Jeremy Burke are Urban Innovation Researchers at Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Co-Founders of Aretian Urban Analytics and Design.

Aretian uses data science and mathematical modeling to describe multiple criteria within urban environments such as Innovation Districts, Housing Models, Transportation Studies, and Infrastructure Design.

Using Network Theory-based machine learning methodologies based on sophisticated geospatial analysis, it is possible to extract key performance metrics for strategic decision support recommendations, by manipulating large databases which integrate geolocalized business information, demographics, economics, real estate metrics, infrastructural and operational information with high degrees of granularity.