Spatial restructuring of cities in the age of knowledge economy : insights from Australian cities

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2009) Spatial restructuring of cities in the age of knowledge economy : insights from Australian cities. In Proceedings of the 2nd Knowledge Cities Summit, Shenzhen, China.

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In the age of knowledge economy, knowledge production, and where, how and by whom it is produced, has become one of the most important factors in determining the quality of life and competitiveness of a city. In different parts of the world, cities that are the centres of knowledge production are branded under different names, e.g. knowledge city, creative city, ubiquitous eco city, smart city. This paper focuses on the core building block of these cities: ‘knowledge precincts’ that are the catalytic magnet infrastructures impacting knowledge production. The paper discusses the increasing importance of knowledge-based urban development within the paradigm of knowledge economy, and the role of knowledge community precincts as an instrument to seed the foundation of knowledge production. This paper explores knowledge based urban development, particularly knowledge community precinct development, potentials of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and benchmarks them against Boston. The paper also draws conclusions and recommendations for other cities considering knowledge based development.

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ID Code: 29521
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knowledge Economy, Knowledge Community Precinct, Knowledge Industry, Knowledge-based Urban Development, Knowledge City, Ubiquitous Eco Ciy
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 2009 please consult the author.
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2010 02:03
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:02

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