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Place Dynamics for Innovation

  • Tan YigitcanlarEmail author
  • Tommi Inkinen
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Abstract

Innovative urban development commonly requires the recognition of technological development directing the physical infrastructure. This is related to current digitalisation trend taking place in all societal domains including economy, infrastructure, and policy. Leading cities in innovative development have actively participated the development and enablement of services and solutions aiding visitors, inhabitants and businesses on their vicinities. Traditional examples include open access urban networks (enabling access) and different mobile applications helping the use of urban space (e.g., public transport systems and route planners). The availability and low use cost of digital services contributes to urban image and cities potential to advertise themselves as knowledge-intensive locations. This chapter discusses and reflects on innovation system approaches and urban development.

Keywords

Innovation systems Place dynamics Knowledge-based urban development Urban competition Urban marketing 

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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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