The alert model: a planning-practice process for knowledge-based urban and regional development

The alert model: a planning-practice process for knowledge-based urban and regional development

Mark I. Wilson (Michigan State University, USA) and Kenneth E. Corey (Michigan State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-720-1.ch005
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This chapter is presented especially for the use of practicing planners. Practicing planners, as intended here, are broadly defined and inclusive as a set of local stakeholders. Given the widespread need to develop an active civil society, it is important that representative local actors, and diverse urban and regional stakeholders engage in developing their communities intelligently over sustained long-term futures. Practicing planners in this context include, but are not limited to professional urban and regional planners. Citizens and other professionals, such as business persons, bureaucrats from all levels of government, employees from nongovernmental public organizations and their volunteers, and other individuals all have stakes in, and contributions to make to the development of their city-region in the relatively new context of a globalizing and increasingly knowledge-based world economy and networked society. The chapter, therefore, presents the background to these new development dynamics and it introduces the ALERT model. In the form of a conceptual framework, the model is a planning support system designed for the use of the diverse and wide-ranging stakeholder-planning practitioners who seek to engage planning in the steering of these new technology-enabled and knowledge-based development forces to attained desired outcomes. The ALERT model is not so much directly prescriptive, rather it is directional and relational with the intention that engaged planning practitioners will design and tailor their own planning processes to be responsive to local demand and need. At its best, the model can catalyze and stimulate the stakeholders to invent their own strategies that capitalize on the unique assets and development potential of the locality’s communities.

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Tan Yigitcanlar, Koray Velibeyoglu, Scott Baum
Table of Contents
Richard V. Knight
Greg Hearn
Chapter 1
Joris E. Van Wezemael
Today, knowledge is addressed as a key driver in urban development. From an urban planner’s perspective, however, it seems that the knowledge we... Sample PDF
Knowledge Creation in Urban and Knowledge Environment
Chapter 2
Beth Perry
The terrain of knowledge-based urban development currently is confused by a plethora of competing, implicit and unarticulated assumptions that have... Sample PDF
Academic Knowledge and Urban Development: Theory, Policy, and Practice
Chapter 3
Scott Baum, Tan Yigitcanlar, Kevin O’Connor
As the 21st century progresses, the most successful economies and societies will be creative ones. Worldwide, governments are producing strategies... Sample PDF
Creative Industries and the Urban Hierarchy: The Position of Lower Tier Cities in the Knowledge Economy
Chapter 4
Caroline Wong
This chapter presents Singapore as a case study for the management of change as Singapore transits from a knowledge-based economy to the creative... Sample PDF
Knowledge economy in transition: the case of Singapore
Chapter 5
Mark I. Wilson, Kenneth E. Corey
This chapter is presented especially for the use of practicing planners. Practicing planners, as intended here, are broadly defined and inclusive as... Sample PDF
The alert model: a planning-practice process for knowledge-based urban and regional development
Chapter 6
Peter Franz
The trend of cities, serving as a location for universities and research institutes, to take into consideration new strategies utilizing this... Sample PDF
From university town to knowledge city: strategies and regulatory hurdles in Germany
Chapter 7
Tan Yigitcanlar, Koray Velibeyoglu
During the last two decades knowledge based development has become an important mechanism for knowledge economies. In a knowledge economy... Sample PDF
Queensland's Smart State initiative: a successful knowledge based urban development strategy?
Chapter 8
Anna Clua, Abel Albet
Barcelona has been internationally recognized for its exemplary urban regeneration policy since the Olympic Games of 1992. By that time, the... Sample PDF
22@bcn Plan: bringing Barcelona forward in the information era
Chapter 9
Sang Ho Lee, Jung Hoon Han, Yoon Taik Leem, Tan Yigitcanlar
The rapid development of information and communication technologies had a significant effect on contemporary urban and regional planning. Ever since... Sample PDF
Towards ubiquitous city: concept, planning, and experiences in the Republic of Korea
Chapter 10
Edmund J. Zolnik
The internationalization of Big Science programs such as the Human Genome Project to map the human genome heralds the arrival of a new model for... Sample PDF
Biotechnology and knowledge-based urban development in DNA Valley
Chapter 11
Glen Searle, Bill Pritchard
This chapter explores Sydney’s knowledge-based development, surveying reasons for its concentration of such development including the role of... Sample PDF
Beyond planning: Sydney's knowledge sector development
Chapter 12
Willem van Winden, Luis Carvalho
The chapter focuses on the growing territorial imbalances between urban regions in the light of the sometimes painful transition towards a... Sample PDF
Urban competitiveness in the knowledge economy: evolution paths of the Portuguese metropolises
Chapter 13
Ana María Fernández-Maldonado, Arie Romein
Despite its strong technological profile, the city of Delft has problems to improve its employment situation. What is more, Delft’s considerable... Sample PDF
A knowledge-based urban paradox: the case of Delft
Chapter 14
Ali A. Alraouf
Examination of the knowledge cities’ contemporary status reveals tangible developments and collective efforts for declaring and building such cities... Sample PDF
Emerging Middle Eastern knowledge cities: the unfolding story
Chapter 15
Phillip Daffara
This chapter presents an Australian case study of the planning and implementation of a new university town (Circa, 1994). It aims to evaluate the... Sample PDF
Creation of an Australian knowledge town: a case study of Sippy Downs
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Bhishna Bajracharya, Janelle Allison
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Emerging role of ICT in the development of knowledge-based master planned communities
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