Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities: Policies, Plans and Metrics

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Tan Yigitcanlar, Kostas Metaxiotis, Francisco Javier Carrillo
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Political Science - 386 pages
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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
 

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Contents

creativity innovation and the role of cities in the globalizing knowledge economy
3
the creativeclass based knowledge city models of Denmark
24
spontaneously developed urban technology precincts
40
what makes Australian information technology industry companies go global?
60
the coffee less urban café and the attraction of urban space
74
key factors for the success of knowledge cities in Germany
96
knowledge citizens competences and knowledge city transformation
111
PART II Plans for building prosperous knowledge cities
131
community supported universities for knowledge city transformation
213
programs for and challenges of the knowledgebased small business
228
academics knowledge capital and towards PASCAL universities
241
turning knowledge cities into a knowledge region
260
PART III Metrics for building prosperous knowledge cities
277
the geography of Melbournes knowledge economy
279
knowledgebased development metrics evolution and perspectives
309
knowledgebased urban development of Vancouver Melbourne Manchester and Boston
327

knowledgebased development policy and practice in building a vibrant ecosystem
133
an integrated strategy for the development of knowledge cities
149
combining design and hightech industries in the knowledge city of Eindhoven
175
concentration of the knowledgebased economy in Sydney
195
knowledgebased development metrics through the MAKCi exercise
352
20 Afterword
374
Index
383
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