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Making space and place for the knowledge economy : knowledge-based development of Australian cities

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2010) Making space and place for the knowledge economy : knowledge-based development of Australian cities. European Planning Studies, 18(11), pp. 1769-1786.

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Abstract

The impact of what has been broadly labelled the knowledge economy has been such that, even in the absence of precise measurement, it is the undoubted dynamo of today’s global market, and an essential part of any global city. The socio-economic importance of knowledge production in a knowledge economy is clear, and it is an emerging social phenomenon and research agenda in geographical studies. Knowledge production, and where, how and by whom it is produced, is an urban phenomenon that is poorly understood in an era of strong urbanisation. This paper focuses on knowledge community precincts as the catalytic magnet infrastructures impacting on knowledge production in cities. The paper discusses the increasing importance of knowledge-based urban development within the paradigm of the knowledge economy, and the role of knowledge community precincts as instruments to seed the foundation of knowledge production in cities. This paper explores the knowledge based urban development, and particularly knowledge community precinct development, potentials of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and benchmarks this against that of Boston, Massachusetts.

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ID Code: 38637
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Knowledge Economy, Knowledge Precinct, Knowledge Community Precinct, Knowledge-based Industry, Knowledge Worker, Knowledge-based Urban Development, Knowledge City
DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2010.512163
ISSN: 0965-4313
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
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
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in the journal European Planning Studies, which is available online at informaworldTM
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2010 11:33
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:23

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