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Knowledge-based urban development redefined : from theory to practice knowledge-based development of cities

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2011) Knowledge-based urban development redefined : from theory to practice knowledge-based development of cities. In Yigitcanlar, Tan & Fachinelli, Cristina (Eds.) Summit Proceedings of the 4th Knowledge Cities World Summit, The World Capital Institute and Ibero-American Community for Knowledge Systems, Bento Goncalves, Brazil, 389 -399.

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Abstract

The concept of knowledge-based urban development has first come to the urban planning and development agenda during the very last years of the 20th century as a promising paradigm to support the transformation process of cities into knowledge cities and their societies into knowledge societies. However, soon after the exponentially rapid advancements experienced, during the first decade of the 21st century, particularly, in the domains of economy, society, management and technology along with the severe impacts of climate change, have made the redefinition of the term a necessity. This paper, first, reports the findings of the review of the relatively short but dynamic history of urbanisation experiences of our cities around the globe. The paper, then, focuses on the 21st century urbanisation context and discusses the conceptual base of the knowledge-based development of cities and how this concept found application ground in many parts of the world. Following this, the paper speculates development of future cities by particularly highlighting potential challenges and opportunities that previously have not been fully considered. This paper, lastly, introduces and elaborates how relevant theories support the better conceptualisation of this relatively new, but rapidly emerging paradigm, and redefines it accordingly.

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ID Code: 46970
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Knowledge Based Urban Development, Knowledge City, Urban Planning and Development, Urban Management, Urbanisation
ISBN: 9781921887153
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 2011 The World Capital Institute and Ibero-American Community for Knowledge Systems.
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. Reproduction of this volume or any parts thereof, excluding short quotations for the use in preparation of reviews and technical scientific papers, may be made only by specific approval of the editors. Copyright of each individual paper resides with author(s).
Deposited On: 14 Nov 2011 08:25
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 19:25

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