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Kris Michell Michell: “This deconstruction of government means organizations like mine rise out of necessity and provide the services that in the past the government may have provided, but we’re providing them in a more efficient or effective way with citizenry oversight.”

SAN DIEGO—Innovators are attracted to areas because of their connectedness and high walkability, whether they are urban or suburban in nature, Downtown San Diego Partnership president and CEO Kris Michell tells GlobeSt.com. The firm, in conjunction with Bank of America and the UC San Diego Extension, recently sponsored a discussion led by renowned urbanist Richard Florida that focused on creating an inclusive innovation economy in San Diego’s urban core.

Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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