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Knowledge Economy and the City

Spaces of knowledge

By Ali Madanipour

© 2011 – Routledge

256 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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This book explores the relationship between space and economy, the spatial expressions of the knowledge economy. The capitalist industrial economy produced its own space, which differed radically from its predecessor agrarian and mercantile economies. If a new knowledge-based economy is emerging, it is similarly expected to produce its own space to suit the new circumstances of production and consumption. If these spatial expressions do exist, even if in incomplete and partial forms, they are likely to be the model for the future of cities.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part 1: City and Economy 2. Reality, Dream or Rhetoric? 3. Economy, Society and Space Part 2: Changing Nature of Production 4. Intangible Products, Tangible Places 5. Knowledge as Productive Capacity 6. Digital Technology and the Mediated City 7. Global Organization of Production Part 3: Sites of Production and Consumption 8. Sites of Knowledge Production 9. Sites of Differentiated Consumption 10. Spaces of Knowledge? Bibliography

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Knowledge Capital