Athens Innovation District BY: KASEY STEPHENS What is an Innovation District? Innovation- a new idea, method, or device Strata Center at MIT Research Triangle Park- Raleigh, NC What is an Innovation District? - The main goal of an Innovation District is to provide a space or spaces that encourage the exchange of ideas between humans that would otherwise, in most cases, not occur. What Drives Innovation? Left? Right? What Drives Innovation? Inventory & Analysis Land Use Circulation Design Emphasis - Stimulation of the brain throughout the site - Connection to the site from Campus and Downtown - Interconnectivity between professionals and students - Connection to the Firefly Trail and Oconee River Greenway - Connection to Atlanta via train to encourage the flow of ideas between cities Figure Ground Diagrams Site Plan Thank You!