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Knowledge based urban development in classrooms : planning Taipei's knowledge based development

Dee, Stephanie, Chung, William Wo Tsui, Lee, Shinyi, & Yigitcanlar, Tan (2011) Knowledge based urban development in classrooms : planning Taipei's knowledge based development. 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, pp. 65-75.

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Abstract

Rapid urbanisation of the global population over the last two centuries has inevitably brought with it a number of challenges and opportunities for economic, environmental and social sustainability of regions. This is arguably a result of rapid globalisation and subsequent growth in knowledge and service based economic markets. This paper reviews the introduction of a specialised teaching structure where the concepts of Knowledge Based Urban Development and Knowledge Cities were taught to various students of the discipline of Urban and Regional Planning at the Queensland University of Technology, through their study tour to the city of Taipei, Taiwan. The concepts were conveyed under the name ‘Taipei Metropolis Knowledge Based Regional Planning Studio’ and its methodology reviewed a series of tasks that was considered to provide a stronger level of understanding of how Knowledge Cities and Knowledge Based Urban Development had been formed in some areas of Taiwan. Findings from this international collaborative planning studio indicate that students have gained a greater level of understanding and insight into planning systems and processes in a trans-cultural context. The students have also been exposed to ideas and knowledge that have challenged conventional perspectives and encouraged global awareness.

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ID Code: 46974
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Knowledge Cities, Knowledge Based Urban Development, International Student Collaboration, Trans-Cultural Engagement
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.
Deposited On: 14 Nov 2011 14:37
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2012 16:43

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