Knowledge-based urban development performance analysis : moving towards an integrated system

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2013) Knowledge-based urban development performance analysis : moving towards an integrated system. In Yigitcanlar, Tan & Bulu, Melih (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th Knowledge Cities World Summit, Lookus Scientific, İstanbul Şehir University, Istanbul, pp. 180-190.

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Abstract

Knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) has become the new development paradigm for the cities of the global knowledge economy era. Nevertheless, to date international KBUD performance analysis of prosperous knowledge cities is understudied. This paper, therefore, introduces the methodology and application of a novel performance analysis approach to comprehensively scrutinise the global perspectives on KBUD of cities—i.e., The KBUD Assessment Model (KBUD/AM). This indexing model puts 11 renowned knowledge cities—i.e., Birmingham, Boston, Brisbane, Helsinki, Istanbul, Manchester, Melbourne, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver—under the KBUD microscope to provide a benchmarked international outlook. The results of the indexing provide internationally benchmarked snapshot of the degree of achievements in various KBUD performance areas. This paper discusses the further development avenues and potentialities of the index to become an integrated system for the policy-making circles of cities to benchmark themselves against their competitors and develop relevant KBUD policies.

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ID Code: 62598
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: knowledge based development, knowledge based urban development, knowledge city-region, urban and regional development, urban and regional analysis
ISBN: 9789944380119
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author
Copyright Statement: No reproduction, copy or transmission may be made without written permission from the individual authors.
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2013 00:36
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2013 08:15

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