Towards a unified method for the knowledge based urban development framework

Sarimin, Muna, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Parker, Rachel (2010) Towards a unified method for the knowledge based urban development framework. In Yigitcanlar, Tan, Yates, Peter, & Kunzmann, Peter (Eds.) The 3rd Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute, City of Melbourne and Office of Knowledge Capital, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, pp. 324-340.

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Purpose–The growing debate in the literature indicates that the initiative to implement Knowledge Based Urban Development (KBUD) approaches in urban development process is neither simple nor quick. Many research efforts has therefore, been put forward to the development of appropriate KBUD framework and KBUD practical approaches. But this has lead to a fragmented and incoherent methodological approach. This paper outlines and compares a few most popular KBUD frameworks selected from the literature. It aims to identify some key and common features in the effort to achieve a unified method of KBUD framework.

Design/methodology/approach–This paper reviews, examines and identifies various popular KBUD frameworks discussed in the literature from urban planners’ viewpoint. It employs a content analysis technique i.e. a research tool used to determine the presence of certain words or concepts within texts or sets of texts.

Originality/value–The paper reports on the key and common features of a few selected most popular KBUD frameworks. The synthesis of the results is based from a perspective of urban planners. The findings which encompass a new KBUD framework incorporating the key and common features will be valuable in setting a platform to achieve a unified method of KBUD.

Practical implications –The discussion and results presented in this paper should be significant to researchers and practitioners and to any cities and countries that are aiming for KBUD.

Keywords – Knowledge based urban development, Knowledge based urban development framework, Urban development and knowledge economy

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ID Code: 39046
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knowledge based urban development, Knowledge based urban development framework, Urban development and knowledge economy
ISBN: 978064654656
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
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