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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||urban competitiveness, knowledge-based urban development, knowledge worker, knowledge industry, quality of life, quality of place|
|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 > Schools > School of Design
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:||06 Sep 2016 23:58|
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