The Research Triangle Park

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The Frontier | 800 Park Offices Drive, RTP Apr 26 6:00 pm - Apr 26 8:00 pm

We are sorry to report this event has been cancelled. In the meantime, check out other events happening around The Triangle.

The Research Triangle Park, along with The NC Newsroom Cooperative, welcomes authors Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker, to The Frontier on April 26th. Agtmael and Bakker will present insights and findings from their new book, "The Smartest Places on Earth." (PublicAffairs, 2016) which features the Research Triangle region. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served.

Agtmael and Bakker have spent the last few years crisscrossing the globe studying economic trends and emerging hotspots of design and innovation. Through these journeys they have found that the economic tide is beginning to shift from an obsession with cheap goods to the production of smart ones. This innovation is happening in “rustbelt” cities, former industrial, manufacturing centers, such as Albany, Akron, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and even here in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area.

Come meet Agtmael and Bakker and hear how these older manufacturing "rustbelt" cities are recovering their economic strength and becoming emerging hotspots of innovation.