Rising knowledge cities: the role of urban knowledge precincts

Yigitcanlar, Tan, Velibeyoglu, Koray, & Martinez-Fernandez, Cristina (2008) Rising knowledge cities: the role of urban knowledge precincts. Journal of Knowledge Management, 12(5), pp. 8-20.

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Purpose - The paper seeks to investigate the changing and challenging spatial nature of the rising knowledge cities' knowledge precincts. Design/methodology/approach - The paper reviews the literature on recent knowledge precinct developments within the frame of innovation and urban economic competitiveness. The methodology develops a typological investigation and searches for useful insights for better understanding the fundamentals of knowledge precincts. The study exemplifies cases from Australia as well as other global best practices. Findings - The paper sheds light on the contemporary knowledge production of rising knowledge cities, and points out the changing spatial agglomeration of knowledge-intensive industries and the formation of new types of knowledge precincts as the spatial core of knowledge-based urban development. Originality/value - The paper provides an in-depth discussion on the changing spatial concepts of knowledge precincts and their vital role for the knowledge-based urban development of cities.

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ID Code: 17550
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Australia, Urban areas, Knowledge management
DOI: 10.1108/13673270810902902
ISSN: 1367-3270
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Emerald
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2009 03:16
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:41

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