×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Knowledge Cities
     

Knowledge Cities

by Francisco Carrillo (Editor)
 

See All Formats & Editions

Knowledge Cities are cities that possess an economy driven by high value-added exports created through research, technology, and brainpower. In other words, these are cities in which both the private and the public sectors value knowledge, nurture knowledge, spend money on supporting knowledge dissemination and discovery (ie learning and innovation) and harness

Overview

Knowledge Cities are cities that possess an economy driven by high value-added exports created through research, technology, and brainpower. In other words, these are cities in which both the private and the public sectors value knowledge, nurture knowledge, spend money on supporting knowledge dissemination and discovery (ie learning and innovation) and harness knowledge to create products and services that add value and create wealth. Currently there are 65 urban development programs worldwide formally designated as “knowledge cities.” Knowledge-based cities fall under a new area of academic research entitled Knowledge-Based Development, which brings together research in urban development and urban studies and planning with knowledge management and intellectual capital.

In this book, Francisco Javier Carillo of the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) brings together a group of distinguished scholars to outline the theory, development, and realities of knowledge cities. Based on knowledge-based development, the book shows how knowledge can be and is placed at the center of city planning and economic development to enable knowledge flows and innovation to provide a sustainable environment for high value-added products and services.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is the first book, to my knowledge, to offer a well-documented state of the art account of this phenomenon know as "Knowledge Cities." Divided into three parts (1) Approaches, (2) Experiences and (3) Perspectives, this volume explores the topic in a comprehensive manner. It outlines the shifts in thinking and strategies and the challenges to the prevailing urban thinking paradigm which requires cities to now become competitive not only economically, but socially and culturally as well." Karen Takle Quinn, FaultLine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750679411
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Scientist and consultant devoted to Knowledge Systems and Knowledge Management (KM) since 1981 when he published his first book on the subject (El Comportamiento Cientifico -“Scientific Behaviour”, Mexico: Limusa-Wiley). He is professor of KM at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (www.itesm.mx), where he founded the Center for Knowledge Systems (www.knowledgesystems.org) in 1992. His main interests are knowledge-based business creation and development, knowledge systems audit and the contribution of knowledge to global deveopment. He has developed a KM Model (Capital Systems) which has been applied in nearly a hundred consultancy projects in several countries. Based on this experience and related R&D, he and his colleagues at CKS developed in 1998 the ITESM graduate KM curriculum program, one the most comprehensive KM educational offerings available. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology of Science and Technology from King’s College, London, an M.Sc. in Logic and Scientific Method from the London School of Economics and a M.Sc, in Experimental Analysis of Behavior from UNAM, Mexico. He is on the Boards of several international KM and related organizations, such as The Knowledge Management Consortium International (USA), The Journal of Knowledge Management (UK), Knowledge and Innovation: The KMCI Journal (US), The Learning Organization Journal (UK), KMCI Press (USA), The Research Center on Knowledge Societies (Madrid), The CORGA Network (Venezuela), the MIK-KM Program (Basque Country) and The Entovation 100 (USA). He is Chariman of the Entovation Group/Alliance, President of Mexico’s ADIAT's KM Commission (www.adiat.org), and has been Vice President of the KMCI-Institute (www.kmci.org). He acted as guest editor for the Journal of Knowledge Management special issues on Knowledge Based Development (Vol. 6, No. 4, 2002) and Knowledge Based Development II: Knowledge Cities (Vol. 8, No. 5, 2004). He is Founder and Chairman of The World Capital Institute (www.worldcapitalin

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews