Production and Use of Urban Knowledge

European Experiences

Editors: Andersen, Hans Thor, Atkinson, Rob (Eds.)

  • Reviews the emerging interest in how cities function, and what constitutes a 'good city'
  • Discusses European Union initiatives to intervene at the urban scale to improve competitiveness
  • Addresses the demand for more policy-relevant research
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This book provides new insights on cities and the nature of urban development, and the role of knowledge management in urban growth. It considers how knowledge informs policies and supports decision making, and can assist in addressing the drivers of urban change. The way that knowledge is produced and used in urban development is analysed, with examples drawn from a range of European countries.

This book illustrates how the development and implementation of policies for urban areas can draw on knowledge management, even as the knowledge economy itself stimulates the evolution of the city as a place of innovation and creativity. Whilst knowledge grows in importance, so do urban issues, particularly in economic and political contexts at both European and national levels.

These essays explore growth in the range of knowledge available in urban contexts, the ways to generate new knowledge from a wide range of stakeholders, and how these can make an effective contribution to decision making processes in urban development.

The attractiveness of cities and surrounding areas to knowledge based forms of industry and investment and the competitiveness and performance of cities are a matter of major concern for national governments. In a sense it has become too important to leave to city politicians, and it is a topic requiring sustained reflection. This book gives the reader a detailed understanding of the issues involved and prompts further reflections.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Existing and Future Urban Knowledge: Studies in the Production and Use of Knowledge in Urban Contexts

    Andersen, Hans Thor (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Integrating Urban Knowledge

    Moser, Peter

    Pages 17-34

  • Urban Regeneration and the Use of “Urban Knowledge” in English and Norwegian Cities: Knowledge Producers, Interests and Inclusion/Exclusion of Knowledge

    Skogheim, Ragnhild (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • Urban Prosumers: Network Generated Urban Spaces

    Rosegger, Rainer

    Pages 55-80

  • Participatory Planning Processes: Chances for New Knowledge in Urban Politics?

    Moser, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 81-102

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8936-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8935-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9720-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Production and Use of Urban Knowledge
Book Subtitle
European Experiences
Editors
  • Hans Thor Andersen
  • Rob Atkinson
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8936-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8936-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8935-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9720-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 183
Topics