Episode 6

Brain Power

With many city centers having lost their business base to the suburbs, downtowns are evolving into regional hubs for higher education, medical research and entrepreneurial efforts.

Eds

We look at colleges and universities that are rapidly expanding in or flocking anew to cities to take advantage of their central locations, access to mass transit and proximity to potential students.

  • Georgia’s On My Mind: Atlanta
  • Sun Devils in the Details: Phoenix
  • Divine: Providence

Meds

Many medical centers have long operated in the hearts of cities – we examine three pumping life into their respective communities.

  • East: Baltimore
  • Medical Mile: Grand Rapids
  • Downtown: Buffalo

Upstarts

With innovation and technology buzzwords for economic development, we track three efforts at creating such clusters in and adjacent to city centers.

  • Revolutionary: Philadelphia
  • Hook ’em Horns: Austin
  • Smokeless: Winston-Salem
  • Georgia’s On My Mind: Atlanta
  • Sun Devils in the Details: Phoenix
  • Divine: Providence
  • East: Baltimore
  • Medical Mile: Grand Rapids
  • Downtown: Buffalo
  • Revolutionary: Philadelphia
  • Hook ’em Horns: Austin
  • Smokeless: Winston-Salem