Knowledge-based development of cities : a myth or reality?

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2010) Knowledge-based development of cities : a myth or reality? In Igartua, Gustavo Verduzco (Ed.) Proceedings of REvive MTY forum 2010, REMTY , Monterrey, Mexico, pp. 1-10.

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Urban development in the 21st decade of the 21st century has faced many challenges ranging from rapid to shrinking urbanisation, from emerging knowledge economy to global division of labour and from globalisation to climate change. Along with with these challenges new concepts, such as essentialism, environmentalism and dematerialism, are emerged and started to influence the way urban development plans are prepared and visions for the development of cities are made. Beyond this, scholars, practitioners and decision-makers have also started to discuss the need for an new urban planning and development approach in order to achieve a development that is sustainable and knowledge-based. Limited successful examples of alternative planning and development approaches showcased potentials of moving towards a new plan-making mindset in the era of knowledge economy. This paper presents a new urban planning and development approach that is taking application ground in many parts of the globe, namely knowledge-based urban development. After providing the theoretical foundation and conceptual framework of knowledge-based urban development the paper discusses whether knowledge-based development of cities is a myth or a reality.

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ID Code: 40267
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Knowledge-based Development, Knowledge-based Urban Development, Knowledge City, Knowledge-based Activities, Urban and Regional Planning
ISBN: 9786075010267
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: REMTY Derechos Reservados copyright 2010
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2011 21:53
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2013 06:22

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