Theory and Practice of Knowledge Cities and Knowledge-Based Urban Development

  • Tan YigitcanlarEmail author
  • Tommi Inkinen


The practice in the age of global knowledge economy has created a hostile competition between urban locations to secure a sustained economic and societal development. The fast running vehicle of being successful in this competition is widely agreed as generation of creativity, knowledge and innovation and then translating them into high value added commercial products or services. In this context, besides economy and society of knowledge, spatial and governance domains are deemed fundamental. Knowledge-based urban development has come to the scene to deliver a knowledge city that brings all these strengths under the same roof. This chapter elaborates and provides insights on the theory and practice of knowledge cities and knowledge-based urban development.


Knowledge-based urban development Sustainable urban development Knowledge cities Smart cities Knowledge and innovation spaces 


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  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Maritime Studies, Brahea CentreUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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