Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks / Edition 1

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Overview

Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks combines concepts and theories from the fields of urban development and planning, innovation management, and virtual / intelligent environments. It explains the rise of intelligent cities with respect to the globalisation of systems of innovation; opens up a new way for making intelligent environments via the connection of human skills, institutional mechanisms, and digital spaces operating within a community; and describes a series of platforms and tools for the making of intelligent cities.

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"Undoubtedly, Nicos Komninos knows his field very well and can communicate his enthusiasm for innovative processes. He writes with nuance and wit. Policy-makers, city planners with an academic background and political scientists would certainly benefit as well from reading this book."—Yves Laberge, Department of Sociology, Université Laval

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415455916
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Regions and Cities Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 0.25 (w) x 0.37 (h) x 0.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicos Komninos is currently a professor of Urban Development and Innovation Policy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is Director of the URENIO Research Unit and has co-ordinated numerous research projects under the European R&D Framework Programmes. He has also been involved as expert in the development of technology parks and regional innovation strategies in the EU and developing countries.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation 1. An Intelligent-Global World is Emerging 2. Lessons from Regions of Innovation Excellence 3. Systems of Innovation: Diversity and Evolution 4. Virtual Innovation Environments: Adding a Global Dimension to Innovation Systems 5. Intelligent Clusters, Communities, and Cities Part 2: Building Blocks: Knowledge Functions of Intelligent Cities 6. Strategic Intelligence Networks 7. Technology Transfer and Absorption 8. Innovation and Product Development Over Network 9. Digital City Marketplaces: Global Trade and Local Services 10. Building Blocks of Intelligent Communities, Clusters, and Cities. Appendix: Five Platforms for Intelligent Cities

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