FAST COMPANY | With Stanford University withdrawing it's bid to establish a top-tier engineering school in NYC - is it New York that's losing out in the innovation race?... or is it Stanford?... This article in Fast Company explains that New York City is in need of a design school, the likes of Stanford's, but it's Stanford that needs a city the likes of New York even more. With the focus of innovation shifting away from building better technology to creating better user experiences, engineers need to think more like anthropologists and artists - and look to the places where culture is constantly being defined - in cities.

Stanford will continue to be a center for innovation, they assure us, because it draws the best students and faculty to its campus. But without a city to also draw ideas and inspiration from, it won't win in a world where "indie" is increasingly the new stuff for innovation...

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