Urban knowledge and innovation spaces : concepts, conditions, and contexts

Pancholi, Surabhi, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Guaralda, Mirko (2014) Urban knowledge and innovation spaces : concepts, conditions, and contexts. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 8(1), pp. 15-38.

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Innovation is one of the key determinants of growth in the globalised knowledge economy, and ‘urban knowledge and innovation spaces’ form the spatial foci for sustained innovation. This paper aims to explore concepts, conditions and contexts that substantiate the development of these spaces of innovation. The paper seeks to identify the foundational elements of knowledge- based urban development to outline the concept of urban knowledge and innovation spaces, and justify its meaning, unique characteristics and growing influence in the contemporary cities. It rationalises the relevance of the three underlying conditions—namely policy, place, and people— to better understand their contribution in the development of such spaces. This paper sheds light over the varied contexts shaping each urban knowledge and innovation space uniquely. The paper reveals the interplay between design and policies that is required for the creation of spaces of innovation that are economically strong, socially connected, spatially stimulating, and environmentally sustainable.

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ID Code: 72632
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Innovation, urban knowledge and innovation spaces, knowledge-based urban development, place and space, urban policy
ISSN: 2071-1395
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Asian Association of Business Incubation
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2014 22:34
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2015 10:15

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