Clusters, technopoles, milieus of innovation, science parks, company towns, corporate campuses and all other silicon-“things” are based on one simple idea – the idea of agglomeration effects. The core belief behind this approach is that physical and social proximity of companies coupled with institutional influence – generates spillover effects that are a source of new innovation and value creation.
Corporate Landscapes Magazine explores the ever-changing relationship between businesses, society and space, documents the historical, present and coming examples of corporate landscapes, and envisions a future, in which innovative and socially-responsible companies will create inspiring, lively and socially-just urban environments.
Corporate Landscapes Magazine is published by the Company Towns Institute, a think- and do-tank, run by Razvan Zamfira, urban planning and data analysis specialist, and Matevž Straus, city strategist and urban planning specialist. Razvan and Matevž are currently researching post-Fordist examples of company towns that are pioneering new social and economic models of innovative production.