Building contemporary urban spaces of knowledge and innovation : Lessons from Australian practice

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2013) Building contemporary urban spaces of knowledge and innovation : Lessons from Australian practice. In Bulu, Melih & Arkali-Olcay, Gokcen (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, Regional Economic Resilience Through Innovation and Enterprise, ICEIRD 2013, Lookus Scientific , Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 575-586.

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In the era of global knowledge economy, urban regions that are seeking to increase their competitive edge, become destinations for talent and investment, and provide prosperity and quality of life to their inhabitants have little chance achieving their development goals without forming effective knowledge-based urban development strategies. This paper aims to shed light on the planning and development of the knowledge-based urban development phenomenon with respect to the construction of knowledge community precincts aimed at building contemporary urban spaces of knowledge and innovation. Following to a thorough review of the literature on knowledge-based urban development, the paper undertakes policy and best practice analyses to learn from the internationally renowned Australian knowledge community precincts, from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, to better understand the dynamics of knowledge community precinct development practices. The paper provides a discussion on the study findings and recommendations for successfully establishing contemporary urban spaces of knowledge and innovation.

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ID Code: 60937
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knowledge economy, Knowledge precinct, Knowledge based urban development, Knowledge community precinct
ISBN: 978-9944-380-09-6
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2013 05:11
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2014 11:28

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