Knowledge based urban development lessons from a non-western country : the Malaysia experience

Sarimin, Muna & Yigitcanlar, Tan (2013) Knowledge based urban development lessons from a non-western country : the Malaysia experience. In Yigitcanlar, Tan & Bulu, Melih (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th Knowledge Cities World Summit, Lookus Scientific, İstanbul Şehir University, Istanbul, pp. 132-142.

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Knowledge based urban development (KBUD) is seen as a new paradigm in urban planning and development which is now being implemented across the globe in order to increase the competitiveness of cities and regions. The KBUD concept has been widely applied in western and more developed countries over the last decade, and many have been proven successful. This paper, however, aims to provide an overview of the KBUD exercise in a context of a non western country scenario—Malaysia. Literature suggests that the urban development process in non western countries is different and very much focusing on physical elements. Whether this is the case or otherwise, this paper scrutinises the project of Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), Malaysia, which is regarded as one of the first large scale manifestations of KBUD exercise in South East Asia. Based on development policies analysis and results of the interviews with the major stakeholders, this paper investigates the application of KBUD concept within the Malaysian context by examining the development and evolution of the city of Cyberjaya—the leading intelligent city of the MSC project. In the light of the literature and case findings, the paper provides recommendations and lessons learned, on the orchestration of KBUD, for other non western cities and regions that are working hard to develop KBUD strategies, strengthening their sustainable socio-spatial policies and seeking a global recognition.

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ID Code: 62596
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: knowledge based development, knowledge based urban development, knowledge city, Malaysia, urban development
ISBN: 9789944380119
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 2013 The Author
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Deposited On: 17 Sep 2013 23:47
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 23:30

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