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Artist impression of the Milan Innovation District site in Milan.

Artist impression of the Milan Innovation District site in Milan.

Source: Milan Innovation District (MIND)

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Milan Gives Abandoned Fairgrounds a Silicon Valley-Style Reboot

Six years after visitors left, a makeover of the sprawling site is just getting started.

This article is the first in a series about the New Geography of Technology.

Six years after Milan’s World Expo closed its doors to visitors, the sprawling fairgrounds that were once a target of protesters are finally set for a makeover.