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Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities

Policies, Plans and Metrics

Tan Yigitcanlar , Kostas Metaxiotis , Francisco Javier Carrillo

Edited by Tan Yigitcanlar, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Kostas Metaxiotis, University of Piraeus, Greece and Francisco Javier Carrillo, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

2012 416 pp Hardback 978 0 85793 603 5
ebook isbn 978 0 85793 604 2

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This unique book reveals the procedural aspects of knowledge-based urban planning, development and assessment. Concentrating on major knowledge city building processes, and providing state-of-the-art experiences and perspectives, this important compendium explores innovative models, approaches and lessons learnt from a number of key case studies across the world.

Contents
Contributors: K.V. Andersen, B.T. Asheim, B. Bajracharya, F.J. Carrillo, S. Cavazos, G. Çevikayak, A. Dornan, K. Ergazakis, A.C. Fachinelli, A.M. Fernández-Maldonado, R.E. Flores, P. Franz, B.C. Garcia, C. Garner, O. González, G. Hearn, C. Heidemann, R. Hu, J.K. Imukuka, K. Johnson, K.R. Kunzmann, S. Laursen, A. Leal, R. Lisowski, M. Lorenzen, J. Macke, A. Martínez, K. Martinus, K. Metaxiotis, C. Meyer, K. O’Connor, J.A. Powell, G. Searle, L. Too, J. van Wezemael, K. Velibeyoglu, K. Wermker, S. Wesselmann, R. Wilhelmy, T. Yigitcanlar

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This unique book reveals the procedural aspects of knowledge-based urban planning, development and assessment. Concentrating on major knowledge city building processes, and providing state-of-the-art experiences and perspectives, this important compendium explores innovative models, approaches and lessons learnt from a number of key case studies across the world.

Many cities worldwide, in order to brand themselves as knowledge cities, have undergone major transformations in the 21st century. This book provides a thorough understanding of these transformations and the key issues in building prosperous knowledge cities by focusing particularly on the policy-making, planning process and performance assessment aspects. The contributors reveal theoretical and conceptual foundations of knowledge cities and their development approach of knowledge-based urban development. They present best-practice examples from a number of key case studies across the globe.

This important book provides readers with a thorough understanding of the key issues in planning and developing prosperous knowledge cities of the knowledge economy era, which will prove invaluable to national, state/regional and city governments’ planning and development departments. Academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students of regional and urban studies will also find this path-breaking book an intriguing read.

Full table of contents

Contents:

Foreword
Competing: Important Stimuli for Knowledge Cities to Become Prosperous
Peter Franz

Preface
Introducing: Knowledge-based Development of Prosperous Knowledge Cities
Tan Yigitcanlar, Kostas Metaxiotis and Francisco Javier Carrillo

PART I: POLICIES FOR BUILDING PROSPEROUS KNOWLEDGE CITIES
1. Innovating: Creativity, Innovation and the Role of Cities in the Globalizing Knowledge Economy
Björn T. Asheim

2. Creating: The Creative-class Based Knowledge City Models of Denmark
Mark Lorenzen, Kristina Vaarst Andersen and Stine Laursen

3. Organizing: Spontaneously Developed Urban Technology Precincts
Gülnur Çevikayak and Koray Velibeyoglu

4. Globalizing: What Makes Australian Information Technology Industry Companies Go Global?
Glen Searle and Kevin O’Connor

5. Attracting: The Coffeeless Urban Café and the Attraction of Urban Space
Kirsten Martinus

6. Researching: Key Factors for the Success of Knowledge Cities in Germany
Stefanie Wesselmann, Clas Meyer and Rainer Lisowski

7. Participating: Knowledge Citizens’ Competences and Knowledge City Transformation
Octavio González, Rodolfo Wilhelmy, Santiago Cavazos and América Martínez

PART II: PLANS FOR BUILDING PROSPEROUS KNOWLEDGE CITIES
8. Piloting: Knowledge-based Development Policy and Practice in Building a Vibrant Ecosystem
Cathy Garner and Anne Dornan

9. Formulating: An Integrated Strategy for the Development of Knowledge Cities
Kostas Metaxiotis and Kostas Ergazakis

10. Designing: Combining Design and High-tech Industries in the Knowledge City of Eindhoven
Ana María Fernández-Maldonado

11. Clustering: Concentration of the Knowledge-based Economy in Sydney
Richard Hu

12. Connecting: Community Supported Universities for Knowledge City Transformation
Ana Cristina Fachinelli and Janaína Macke

13. Promoting: Programs for and Challenges of the Knowledge-based Small Business
Joan K. Imukuka, Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too and Greg Hearn

14. Enterprising: Academics, Knowledge Capital and Towards PASCAL Universities
James A. Powell

15. Transforming: Turning Knowledge Cities into a Knowledge Region
Caren Heidemann, Klaus R. Kunzmann and Klaus Wermker

PART III: METRICS FOR BUILDING PROSPEROUS KNOWLEDGE CITIES
16. Commuting: The Geography of Melbourne’s Knowledge Economy
Kevin Johnson

17. Measuring: Knowledge-based Development Metrics, Evolution and Perspectives
Francisco Javier Carrillo and Ricardo Emmanuel Flores

18. Comparing: Knowledge-based Urban Development of Vancouver, Melbourne, Manchester and Boston
Tan Yigitcanlar

19. Benchmarking: Knowledge-based Development Metrics through the MAKCi Exercise
Alicia Leal and Blanca C. Garcia

Afterword
Concluding: Directions for Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities
Joris van Wezemael

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