Creative Urban Regions: Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives: Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives

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Yigitcanlar, Tan
IGI Global, Feb 28, 2008 - Architecture - 390 pages
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In a knowledge economy urban form and functions are primarily shaped by global market forces rather than urban planning. As the role of knowledge in wealth creation becomes a critical issue in cities, urban administrations and planners need to discover new approaches to harness the considerable opportunities of abstract production for a global order.

Creative Urban Regions: Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives explores the utilization of urban technology to support knowledge city initiatives, providing scholars and practitioners with essential fundamental techniques and processes for the successful integration of information technologies and urban production. Converging timely research on a multitude of cutting-edge urban information communication technology issues, this Premier Reference Source will make a valuable addition to every reference library.

 

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Contents

Preface
Knowledge Economy Creativity and Urban Regions
The Place of KnowledgeBased Development in the Metropolitan Region
Urbanization Knowledge and Competitiveness in Developing Economies
Intellectual Assets and Knowledge Vitality in Urban Regions The Role of Universities
Social Networking and Knowledge Transfer in Collaborative Product Development
Creative Class Theory and Economic Performance in UK Cities
Urban ICT Policy Digital Governance and Knowledge Society
Online Participatory Decision Support Tools for KnowledgeBased Urban Development
KnowledgeBased Planning Using Planning Support Systems PracticeOriented Lessons
Planning for Knowledge Cities in Ubiquitous Technology Spaces Opportunities and Challenges
ESeva in Hyderabad India Implications for Data Sharing Amongst Planning Agencies
ICTs and the Development of Creative Urban Regions
Understanding the Supply Side ICT Experience of Marmara Region Turkey
Spatial Transformations in Istanbul CBD The Role of ICT?
Spatial Distribution of ICT in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region

Municipal ICT Policy Goals and Technology Choices A Decision Framework
Rethinking Urban Planning Urban Technology and Planning in São Paulo
EGovernment in the Knowledge Society The Case of Singapore
Challenges to Digital Governance Perspectives on EInclusion in Tampere Finland
ICT as a Public Good Community Building and Expanding US SelfSufficiency Policy
Supporting Tools for the Knowledge Base of Cities
Afterword
Compilation of References
About the Contributors
Index
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Tan Yigitcanlar (www.urbanizm.org; tan.yigitcanlar@qut.edu.au) has a multi-disciplinary background and almost two decades of work experience in private consulting, government, and academia. Currently a researcher at the School of Urban Development, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) the main focus of his research is promoting knowledge-based urban development and sustainable transportation. He has been responsible for a wide variety of teaching, training, and capacity building programmes on varied topics in urban planning, environmental science, policy analysis, and information and communication technologies in Turkish, Japanese, and Australian universities. Professor Yigitcanlar is co-editor of Knowledge-based urban development: planning and applications in the information era (2008) and Creative urban regions: harnessing urban technologies to support knowledge city initiatives (2008).

Koray Velibeyoglu (korayvelibeyoglu@iyte.edu.tr) is a researcher in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey. His teaching interests and methods cover project-based courses in urban planning and design as well as urban information and communication technology policy for planning. The main focus of his research clusters around urban information and communication technology policy-making and knowledge-based development processes. He is an expert in understanding networked urbanism and the impacts at the metropolitan and local level and the role of information and communication technologies in sustainable urban development. Professor Velibeyoglu is co-editor of Knowledge-based urban development: planning and applications in the information era (2008) and Creative urban regions: harnessing urban technologies to support knowledge city initiatives (2008).

Scott Baum (s.baum@griffith.edu.au) is trained in economics and sociology and currently holds the position of deputy director in the Urban Research Program, Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia). His research focuses on understanding the economic and social outcomes of change across the settlement system. Most recently he has been involved in studying the impacts of local labor markets on the individual socio-economic outcomes. His most recent book, Fault Lines Exposed, was published by Monash University e-press in 2005. Professor Baum is co-editor of Knowledge-based urban development: planning and applications in the information era (2008) and Creative urban regions: harnessing urban technologies to support knowledge city initiatives (2008). [Editor]

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