356 pages | 15 B/W Illus.
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.
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.