Global clusters and campuses: an international perspective

Note rapide Economy, no. 651

30 avril 2014ContactOdile Soulard

Since 2010, the IAU îdF has conducted international comparative studies into Science Cities. These practical foreign case studies are highly instructive and challenge received wisdom on the theory of clusters and the planning of campuses.
The aim of this project is to gain a fuller understanding of how these innovative redevelopments engage with the existing or maturing economic ecosystem of metropolises and makes them more competitive for the future. The first case studies were devoted to the clusters and campuses of the Zurich, Helsinki, Singapore and Seoul metropolises.

This publication is also available in French.


In Zurich, the Life Science cluster is multipolar and is particularly reliant on the two campuses of the ETH University, on the outskirts in Hönggerberg (right) and in the city centre (left). © Odile Soulard, IAU îdF
Digital Media City in Seoul, a strong planning. © Odile Soulard, IAU îdF
In Singapore, Biopolis vertically integrates the elements of the cluster’s triptych: R&D, businesses and education. © Odile Soulard, IAU îdF

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