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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.

    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


    Francisco Javier Carrillo

    "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