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Planned knowledge locations in cities

studying emergence and change


This paper puts forward a conceptual framework to analyse emergence and the development of planned knowledge locations in cities (science and technology parks, creative factories, knowledge hubs, etc.).

It argues that the study and the practice of developing these precincts can benefit from explicitly considering the broader territorial context, the time dynamics and the co-evolutionary processes through which they unfold. The advantages of such as framework are illustrated with the support of two European knowledge locations: Arabianranta (Helsinki, Finland) and Biocant (Cantanhede, Portugal).

Reference Carvalho, L., & van Winden, W. (2017). Planned knowledge locations in cities: studying emergence and change. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 8-2017(1), 47-67.
Published by  CAREM 18 February 2017

Publication date

Feb 2017


Luis Carvalho


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