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Knowledge Cities

1st Edition

Edited by Francisco Carrillo


308 pages

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Knowledge Cities are cities that possess an economy driven by high value-added exports created through research, technology, and brainpower. In other words, these are cities in which both the private and the public sectors value knowledge, nurture knowledge, spend money on supporting knowledge dissemination and discovery (ie learning and innovation) and harness knowledge to create products and services that add value and create wealth. Currently there are 65 urban development programs worldwide formally designated as “knowledge cities.” Knowledge-based cities fall under a new area of academic research entitled Knowledge-Based Development, which brings together research in urban development and urban studies and planning with knowledge management and intellectual capital.

In this book, Francisco Javier Carillo of the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) brings together a group of distinguished scholars to outline the theory, development, and realities of knowledge cities. Based on knowledge-based development, the book shows how knowledge can be and is placed at the center of city planning and economic development to enable knowledge flows and innovation to provide a sustainable environment for high value-added products and services.


"This is the first book, to my knowledge, to offer a well-documented state of the art account of this phenomenon know as "Knowledge Cities." Divided into three parts (1) Approaches, (2) Experiences and (3) Perspectives, this volume explores the topic in a comprehensive manner. It outlines the shifts in thinking and strategies and the challenges to the prevailing urban thinking paradigm which requires cities to now become competitive not only economically, but socially and culturally as well." Karen Takle Quinn, FaultLine

Table of Contents

i Title page
ii Table of Contents
iii List of Contributors
iv Epigraph From Italo Calvino’s
The Invisible Cities
v Introduction
I. Approaches
Kostas Ergazakis, Kostas Metaxiotis, and John Psarras- An Emerging Pattern of Successful Knowledge Cities; Main Features Institute of Communications & Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Samuel David Martínez- A Comparative Framework for Knowledge Cities; Department of Computer Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México

Christian W. Matthiessen*, Annette W. Schwarz and Søren Find- Global Research Centres: An analysis based on bibliometric indicators; *National Committee of Geography, Denmark

Javier Carrillo- A Taxonomy of Urban Capital; The World Capital Institute

Leif Edvinsson- K-City and Society Entrepreneurship for Intellectual Capital Growth;
Universal Networking Intellectual Capital, Sweden

Pedro Flores- Implementation of the Capital System for a Knowledge City; Center for Knowledge Systems, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México

II. Experiences

Caroline WONG*, Chong Ju Choi, and Carla C.J.M. Millar- The Case of Singapore as a Knowledge-Based City; *National Graduate School of Management, Australia National University, Australia

Jon Azua- Bilbao: from the Guggenheim to the Knowledge City; Chairman, Enovatinglab

Maya Levin-Sagi*, Edna Pasher, and Hanah Hertzman Holon- Transition into City of Children; Edna Pasher and Associates, Israel

Blanca García- UniverCities: Innovation and Social capital in Greater Manchester; Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK

Jay Chatzkel- Greater Phoenix as a Knowledge Capital; Progressive Practices, Phoenix, USA

Javier Carrillo- A Capital System for Monterrey; The World Capital Institute

Karmen Jelcic- Rijeka: Increasing Efficiency of Intellectual Capital in City Owned Companies; Intellectual Capital Center, Zagreb, Croatia

Raphaële Bidault-Waddington- An experimental aesthetic audit of a city within a city: the case of Christiania; Laboratoire d'Ingéniérie d'Idées (LII), Paris, France

III. Perspectives

Stephen Chen- How much does urban location matter?
A comparison of three science parks in China; National Graduate School of Management, Australia National University, Australia

Luis Rubalcaba* and Luis Garrido- Urban concentration of European business services and the role of regional policies; *President of the European Network of Services Research

Jan Lambooy- Knowledge Dissemination and Innovation in Urban Regions: An Evolutionary Perspective
; Univerty of Amsterdam / University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

América Martínez- Knowledge Citizens: A Competence Profile Center for Knowledge Systems; Tecnológico de Monterrey, México

Ron Dvir- Knowledge City, seen as a Collage of Human Knowledge Moments Innovation Ecology; Pardesiya, Israel

Javier Carrillo- Reconstructing Urban Experience; The World Capital Institute

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Urban & Regional
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management