Innovation Districts, Quartier de L’Innovation

Innovation Districts, Quartier de L’Innovation

Montreal, QC

Innovation Districts, Quartier de L’Innovation

Montreal, QC

For many years, VIA has championed the creation of innovation districts. Highlights of VIA’s work in this arena include the Portland Employment-based TOD and the Rainier Beach Station Area Plan. A pioneering effort by our team has been McGill University’s Quartier de L’Innovation:

 

Since 2012, VIA’s Founding Principal, Alan Hart, has been advising on strategies for McGill University’s Quartier de L’Innovation (QI). A community set to be an innovation ecosystem in the heart of Montreal, Quebec, the QI intends to be a creative, dynamic platform dedicated to the needs of innovative players in Montreal and the rest of Canada.

 

The QI represents a modern ecosystem that responds to the new realities of the innovation challenge on a worldwide scale, and seeks to integrate the four segments that are essential to a creative society: the industrial segment, the education and research segment, the urban segment, and the social and cultural segment.