Knowledge and the City: Concepts, Applications and Trends of Knowledge-Based Urban Development, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Knowledge and the City

Concepts, Applications and Trends of Knowledge-Based Urban Development, 1st Edition

By Francisco Javier Carrillo, Tan Yigitcanlar, Blanca García, Antti Lönnqvist


344 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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This book underlines the growing importance of knowledge for the competitiveness of cities and their regions. Examining the role of knowledge - in its economic, socio-cultural, spatial and institutional forms - for urban and regional development, identifying the preconditions for innovative use of urban and regional knowledge assets and resources, and developing new methods to evaluate the performance and potential of knowledge-based urban and regional development, the book provides an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge-based development and its implications and prospects for cities and regions.

Table of Contents

Part I: Concepts 1. How Knowledge and the City Met 2. Bringing Up the City: Essentials 3. Knowledge, Urban Planning and Development 4. Managerial Toolbox for Knowledge-Based Challenges Part II: Applications 5. Pursuing Knowledge as a Means for Development 6. Global Knowledge-Based Urban Development Perspectives and Practices. 7. Practices of Knowledge-Based Performance Management. Part III: Trends 8. Knowledge Markets and Urban Transformation. Afterword.

About the Authors

Francisco Javier Carrillo is Professor of Knowledge Management at Tecnológico de Monterrey, México.

Tan Yigitcanlar is Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Development at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Blanca García is Senior Lecturer of Development Policy Administration at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, México.

Antti Lönnqvist is the Dean of School of Management at University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.

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Routledge Studies in Human Geography

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban