The Making of knowledge cities : lessons learned from Melbourne

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2005) The Making of knowledge cities : lessons learned from Melbourne. In International Symposium on Knowledge Cities 2005, 28-30 November 2005, Saudi Arabia, Medina.

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Knowledge cities are seen as fundamental to the economic growth and development of the 21st century cities. The purpose of this paper is to explore the knowledge city concept in depth. This paper discusses the principles of a knowledge city, and portrays its distinguishing characteristics and processes. The paper relates and analyses Melbourne’s experience as a knowledge city and scrutinises Melbourne’s initiatives on science, technology and innovation and policies for economic and social development. It also illustrates how the city administration played a key role in developing Melbourne as a globally recognised, entrepreneurial and competitive knowledge city. Then this paper identifies key success factors and provides some insights to policy makers of the MENA region cities in designing knowledge cities.

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ID Code: 26222
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: knowledge city, Melbourne, Australia, city administration, key success factors, policy makers, MENA region cities
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Arab Urban Development Institute
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2009 03:30
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:29

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