An urban design perspective to classify knowledge precincts : a typological analysis of global best practices

Pancholi, Surabhi, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Guaralda, Mirko (2014) An urban design perspective to classify knowledge precincts : a typological analysis of global best practices. In Yigitcanlar, Tan, Lepik, Katri-Liis, & Krigul, Merle (Eds.) Proceedings of the 7th Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS 2014), Tallinn University and World Capital Institute, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 25-31.

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Purpose: The paper seeks to investigate emerging knowledge precincts under the urban design lens in order to identify recurrent spatial patterns of urban forms and functions to gather an understanding of physical aspects that contribute to the creation of place quality.

Scope: This paper focuses on the physical design and layout of specific precincts. Although socio-economic and other factors come into play imparting the distinctiveness; this paper only focuses on the spatial dimensions.

Method: The research first develops a design typology framework through the lead of literature, and then utilizes it to identify recurrent elements in knowledge precinct design in order to develop taxonomy of patterns and layouts.

Results: The research reported in this paper provides preliminary insights into the various form and functional factors playing role in the design of knowledge precincts and evaluates the elements that contribute to the success of these urban interventions.

Recommendations: The paper recommends the use of particular design-based solutions in order to enhance the place making in knowledge precincts.

Conclusions: The study concludes that despite the locational, regulatory and other contextual differences, the underlying driving principle of providing place quality to people leads to the emergence of identifiable spatial patterns across the knowledge precincts.

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ID Code: 76403
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Knowledge and innovation spaces, Knowledge community precincts, Knowledge-based urban development, Urban design
ISBN: 9789949291700 (pdf)
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 > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Authors
Deposited On: 29 Sep 2014 22:27
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 17:06

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