QUT ePrints

Comparing: knowledge-based urban development of Vancouver, Melbourne, Manchester and Boston

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2012) Comparing: knowledge-based urban development of Vancouver, Melbourne, Manchester and Boston. In Yigitcanlar, Tan, Metaxiotis, Kostas, & Carrillo, Francisco Javier (Eds.) Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities: Policies, Plans and Metrics. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK Northampton, MA, USA, pp. 327-351.

[img] Draft Version (PDF 1MB)
Administrators only | Request a copy from author

    View at publisher

    Abstract

    The research reported in this paper introduces a knowledge-based urban development assessment framework, which is constructed in order to evaluate and assist in the (re)formulation of local and regional policy frameworks and applications necessary in knowledge city transformations. The paper also reports the findings of an application of this framework in a comparative study of Boston, Vancouver, Melbourne and Manchester. 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; presents some of the generic indicators used to evaluate knowledge-based development performance of cities; reveals 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.

    Impact and interest:

    2 citations in Scopus
    Search Google Scholar™

    Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

    These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

    Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

    ID Code: 52033
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: knowledge city, knowledge-based development, knowledge-based urban development, assessment framewor, KBUD/AM
    ISBN: 9780857936035
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Edward Elgar Publishing
    Deposited On: 19 Jul 2012 12:56
    Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 11:52

    Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

    Repository Staff Only: item control page