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A comparative knowledge-based urban development analysis : Vancouver, Melbourne and Manchester vs. Boston

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2010) A comparative knowledge-based urban development analysis : Vancouver, Melbourne and Manchester vs. Boston. In Yigitcanlar, Tan, Yates, Peter, & Kunzmann, Klaus (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd Knowledge Cities World Summit : From Theory to Practice, World Capital Institute, City of Melbourne and Office of Knowledge Capital, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 112-117.

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Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to introduce a knowledge-based urban development assessment framework, which has been constructed in order to evaluate and assist in the (re)formulation of local and regional policy frameworks and applications necessary in knowledge city transformations. Design/methodology/approach - The research reported in this paper follows a methodological approach that includes a thorough review of the literature, development of an assessment framework in order to inform policy-making by accurately evaluating knowledge-based development levels of cities, and application of this framework in a comparative study - Boston, Vancouver, Melbourne and Manchester. Originality/value - The paper, with its assessment framework, demonstrates an innovative way of examining the knowledge-based development capacity of cities by scrutinising their economic, socio-cultural, enviro-urban and institutional development mechanisms and capabilities. Practical implications - The paper introduces a framework developed to assess the knowledge-based development levels of cities; presents some of the generic indicators used to evaluate knowledge-based development performance of cities; demonstrates how a city can benchmark its development level against that of other cities, and; provides insights for achieving a more sustainable and knowledge-based development.

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ID Code: 39204
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Published version freely available via Official URL.
Keywords: Knowledge City, Knowledge-based Development, Knowledge-based Urban Development, Assessment Framework
ISBN: 9780646546551
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 Tan Yigitcanlar, World Capital Institute, City of Melbourne and Office of Knowledge Capital. All rights reserved.
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Deposited On: 16 Dec 2010 16:01
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