Ideas for Cities: Incubation Infrastructure

Incubation Infrastructure
Cities could partner with property owners and incentivize them to ensure clean and safe homes, streets, and workspaces with logical standards for an entrepreneurial community at reasonable, all-inclusive market rates. Homes and workspaces would be outfitted with wifi, telephones, and a computers—the basic tools—as well as electricity, air-conditioning, heat, and hot water. Shared conference, meeting rooms, and workspaces would also be provided at the all-inclusive price. Property-owners would enjoy tax breaks for participating in the program, and a management company would organize all the details of the package.

This is part 25 of a continuing brainstorm on the future of cities, inaugurated at the CEOs for Cities Velocity conference in September, 2009. We’ll post a new idea each day until we run out, at which point we’re counting on you to come up with something smart. Do you have a good idea for improving your city? Add it in the comments below, or tweet it to @GOOD with hashtag #cityideas—we’ll publish the best ones. Tomorrow’s idea: Opportunity Match-making.