Urban competitiveness in the knowledge economy: evolution paths of the Portuguese metropolises

Urban competitiveness in the knowledge economy: evolution paths of the Portuguese metropolises

Willem van Winden (Erasmus University, The Netherlands) and Luis Carvalho (Erasmus University, The Netherlands)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-720-1.ch012
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Abstract

The chapter focuses on the growing territorial imbalances between urban regions in the light of the sometimes painful transition towards a knowledge-based economy. Drawing from the vast literature on urban competitiveness, it develops an integrative framework to asses and compare urban regions’ performance and assets in the emerging knowledge-based economy. In a second stage, the framework is applied to the Portuguese metropolis of Porto and Lisbon in order to illustrate how the current tendency toward de-industrialisation and knowledge-based development affects different types of cities. Using the framework concepts, the chapter concludes with policy recommendations to support national and urban policy makers towards urban competitiveness enhancement for our cases, whose rationales may constitute lessons to other similar contexts.

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Dedication
Tan Yigitcanlar, Koray Velibeyoglu, Scott Baum
Table of Contents
Foreword
Richard V. Knight
Foreword
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Chapter 16
Bhishna Bajracharya, Janelle Allison
With the recent trends towards knowledge-based urban development and networked society, information and communications technologies have... Sample PDF
Emerging role of ICT in the development of knowledge-based master planned communities
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Afterword
Klaus R. Kunzmann
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