Benchmarking City Performance

  • Tan Yigitcanlar
  • Tommi Inkinen


In the global knowledge economy era, benchmarking urban performance has become a routine practice for many cities. Such exercise is vital for cities to know about their performance and what the competitors are doing and how this performance compares their own. This chapter focuses on the city benchmarking topic and presents an international city comparison study. As the exemplar base city Brisbane, Australia is selected. Brisbane’s knowledge-based urban development performance in numerous areas is benchmarked against global knowledge cities. These cities include Birmingham, Boston, Helsinki, Istanbul, Manchester, Melbourne, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and Vancouver. As for the cross-comparison tool Knowledge-Based Urban Development Assessment Model (KBUD-AM) is utilised.


Benchmarking performance Knowledge-based urban development Knowledge city Smart city Sustainable urban development Knowledge-Based Urban Development Assessment Model (KBUD-AM) Brisbane Birmingham Boston Helsinki Istanbul Manchester Melbourne San Francisco Sydney Toronto Vancouver 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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