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Developing a knowledge-based urban development analysis framework : the case of multimedia super corridor, Malaysia

Yigitcanlar, Tan, Sarimin, Muna, & McCartney, Roisin (2010) Developing a knowledge-based urban development analysis framework : the case of multimedia super corridor, Malaysia. In Lonnqvist, Antti, Schiuma, Giovanni, & Splender, J.C. (Eds.) Proceedings 2010 of the 5th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics On the theme of Intellectual Capital in a Complex Business Landscape, IFKAD, Matera, Italy, pp. 1-19.

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Abstract

Purpose: In the global knowledge economy, investment in knowledge-intensive industries and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructures are seen as significant factors in improving the overall socio-economic fabric of cities. Consequently knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) has become a new paradigm in urban planning and development, for increasing the welfare and competitiveness of cities and regions. The paper discusses the critical connections between KBUD strategies and knowledge-intensive industries and ICT infrastructures. In particular, it investigates the application of the knowledge-based urban development concept by discussing one of South East Asia’s large scale manifestations of KBUD; Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor. ----- -----

Design/methodology/approach: The paper provides a review of the KBUD concept and develops a knowledge-based urban development assessment framework to provide a clearer understanding of development and evolution of KBUD manifestations. Subsequently the paper investigates the implementation of the KBUD concept within the Malaysian context, and particularly the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). ----- -----

Originality/value: The paper, with its KBUD assessment framework, scrutinises Malaysia’s experince; providing an overview of the MSC project and discussion of the case findings. The development and evolution of the MSC is viewed with regard to KBUD policy implementation, infrastructural implications, and the agencies involved in the development and management of the MSC. ----- -----

Practical implications: The emergence of the knowledge economy, together with the issues of globalisation and rapid urbanisation, have created an urgent need for urban planners to explore new ways of strategising planning and development that encompasses the needs and requirements of the knowledge economy and society. In light of the literature and MSC case findings, the paper provides generic recommendations, on the orchestration of knowledge-based urban development, for other cities and regions seeking to transform to the knowledge economy.

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ID Code: 40024
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Knowledge-based Urban Development, Knowledge Economy, Knowledge Worker, Multimedia Super Corridor, Malaysia
ISBN: 978-88-96687-02-4
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified (120599)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Institute of Knowledge Asset Management
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2011 09:51
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:30

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