January 28, 2020
Author: Robin Wolfe Scheffler, MIT
Comment: Lizbeth Cohen, Harvard University
Tuesday 28 January
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
Today, the Boston area hosts the densest cluster of biotechnology firms anywhere in the world. Yet in the 1980s, the rapid concentration of the industry within Boston’s urban neighborhoods was a striking contrast to the suburbanization of high technology research and development a generation before. This remarkable urbanization represented the confluence of the labor and financial challenges faced by biotechnology start-ups with decisions regarding municipal governance and redevelopment in the aftermath of deindustrialization.
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