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The Roxbury Innovation Center, a Bostonian game-changer

Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood is home to a paradox, at once the setting of an emerging, innovative startup ecosystem, and the district with the highest unemployment rate in the city. Roxbury’s residents originate from the various waves of immigration experienced by Boston, fostering cultural diversity. However, both the high unemployment rates and the recent gentrification of the area are driving away the local population. Alessandra Brown, director of the Roxbury Innovation Center, tells us about her work to develop entrepreneurship in Roxbury and support local businesses.

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La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.

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