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.

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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.

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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 02:56
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 16:20

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