Place quality and urban competitiveness symbiosis? A position paper

Esmaeilpoorarabi, Niusha, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Guaralda, Mirko (2016) Place quality and urban competitiveness symbiosis? A position paper. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 7(1), pp. 4-21.

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Urban agglomerations—where innovation and knowledge generation activities take place—are in a tough competition to become a major player in the global knowledge economy. It is claimed that soft measures—namely quality of life and place—help in fostering and attracting talent, and consequently draw investment to these urban localities. This paper aims to scrutinise the role of soft measures in supporting urban competitiveness through a critical review of the scholarly literature. The findings shed some light on whether there is a symbiotic relationship between place quality and urban competitiveness. The paper also points out directions for future investigations.

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ID Code: 94245
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: urban competitiveness, knowledge-based urban development, knowledge worker, knowledge industry, quality of life, quality of place
DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2016.075444
ISSN: 2040-4468
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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 InderScience Publishers
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2016 23:06
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 18:55

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