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What is Knowledge City

Handbook of Research on Smart Territories and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Social Innovation and Sustainable Growth
A city based upon knowledge and structured taking into account knowledge management to increase the value of the services offered by the city to citizens.
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Quality in E-Environment Development and Sustainability of Smart Cities
Beatriz Olalla-Caballero (Pontifical University of Salamanca, Madrid, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2097-0.ch003
Quality is a significant issue to consider when thinking about optimizing processes, improving the quality of services and products, increasing customer or client satisfaction, or just reducing costs that are related to waste or non-optimization in processes. E-environments and smart territories are not an exception, so, quality is a key success factor when considering and developing them. Quality has always been considered a part of the management system and processes in a company. Quality stands for the required perspective in the strategy of an enterprise and leads to accomplishing all quality requirements and goals previously defined in the company. There are several reasons why quality should be considered in an e-environment or a smart city.
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Knowledge-Based Urban Development
A city that searches for the creation of value in all its areas and develops high standards of life, cultural support and economic development, among other aspects including higher level of income, education, training and research, at the same time it is a regional knowledge economy driven city with high value added exports created through research, technology and brainpower and purposefully designed to encourage the nurturing of knowledge.
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Exploring Paths Towards Knowledge Cities Developments: A Research Agenda
A Knowledge City is the term used to describe a Knowledge-Based Development strategy that has as target to enhance and continuously support the knowledge management processes that take place in an urban area. This is achieved through the continuous interactions of knowledge agents (universities, research institutes, companies, citizens, etc.) among them as well as with the knowledge agents of other cities, so as knowledge continuously flows. The successful formulation of strategy, the shaping of a coherent vision, the advanced communication networks, the city’s infrastructures and the citizen’s education level continuously support these interactions.
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Strengthening the Knowledge-Base of Cities Through ICT Strategies
The culmination and synthesis and reintegration of the creative city and the science city where knowledge, arts and sciences become unified in a uniquely human 21st century urban ecology.
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