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The Rise of Innovation Districts: The Intersection of Innovation and Quality Places

April 19, 2016 | Jennifer Vey

Brookings Institution 2016

Jennifer S. Vey is a fellow and codirector of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution. Her work primarily focuses on the competitiveness and quality of life of cities and metros in the innovation economy. She is the author of “Building from Strength: Creating Opportunity in Greater Baltimore’s Next Economy,” “Restoring Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing America’s Older Industrial Cities,” “Organizing for Success: A Call to Action for the Kansas City Region,” and “Higher Education in Pennsylvania: A Competitive Asset for Communities.” She has co-authored numerous other Brookings publications, including “One Year After: Observations on the Rise of Innovation Districts,” as well as co-edited Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America’s Older Industrial Areas, published by the American Assembly and Brookings Institution Press.

Prior to joining Brookings in June, 2001, Vey was a Community Planning and Development Specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She earned a master of planning degree from the University of Virginia, and holds a BA in geography from Bucknell University. She lives with her family in Baltimore.