1st Edition

Knowledge and the City
Concepts, Applications and Trends of Knowledge-Based Urban Development

ISBN 9781138547100
Published February 12, 2018 by Routledge
356 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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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.