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1st Edition

Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks

ISBN 9780415455923
Published September 12, 2008 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks combines concepts and theories from the fields of urban development and planning, innovation management, and virtual / intelligent environments. It explains the rise of intelligent cities with respect to the globalisation of systems of innovation; opens up a new way for making intelligent environments via the connection of human skills, institutional mechanisms, and digital spaces operating within a community; and describes a series of platforms and tools for the making of intelligent cities.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation  1. An Intelligent-Global World is Emerging  2. Lessons from Regions of Innovation Excellence  3. Systems of Innovation: Diversity and Evolution  4. Virtual Innovation Environments: Adding a Global Dimension to Innovation Systems  5. Intelligent Clusters, Communities, and Cities  Part 2: Building Blocks: Knowledge Functions of Intelligent Cities  6. Strategic Intelligence Networks  7. Technology Transfer and Absorption  8. Innovation and Product Development Over Network  9. Digital City Marketplaces: Global Trade and Local Services  10. Building Blocks of Intelligent Communities, Clusters, and Cities.  Appendix: Five Platforms for Intelligent Cities

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Nicos Komninos is currently a professor of Urban Development and Innovation Policy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is Director of the URENIO Research Unit and has co-ordinated numerous research projects under the European R&D Framework Programmes.  He has also been involved as expert in the development of technology parks and regional innovation strategies in the EU and developing countries.


"Undoubtedly, Nicos Komninos knows his field very well and can communicate his enthusiasm for innovative processes. He writes with nuance and wit. Policy-makers, city planners with an academic background and political scientists would certainly benefit as well from reading this book."—Yves Laberge, Department of Sociology, Université Laval