Knowledge Based Urban Development Planning and Applications in the Information Era

Knowledge Based Urban Development  Planning and Applications in the Information Era

tional Symposium on Knowledge Cities, November 28th-30th 2005, The World Bank and Arab Urban Development Institute. ... The rise of the network society: Vol. 1: The information age, Blackwell, Oxford. Vol. 2: The power of identity.

Author: Yigitcanlar, Tan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047225

Category: Computers

Page: 372

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"This book covers theoretical, thematic, and country-specific issues of knowledge cities to underline the growing importance of KBUD all around the world, providing substantive research on the decisive lineaments of urban development for knowledge-based production (drawing attention to new planning processes to foster such development), and worldwide best practices and case studies in the field of urban development"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Computers

Beware of smart people Redefining the smart city paradigm towards inclusive urbanism

Beware of smart people  Redefining the smart city paradigm towards inclusive urbanism

Routledge: Oxon. 2013 Cruickshank, Peter. “SCRAN: The Network.” Journal of Urban Technology. Vol. 18(2). 2011. pp. 83-97. Deakin, Mark. ... “SCRAN's development of a trans-national comparator for the standardisation of e-government ...

Author: Stollmann, Jörg

Publisher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin

ISBN: 9783798328464

Category: Architecture

Page: 120

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The Smart City paradigm aims at resource efficient urban development by means of ICT implementation. Cities where we work and conduct our research are building Smart City strategies and that research institutions increasingly fund research into the development of smart infrastructure and. Smart Cities are considered a radical paradigm shift and motors of technological innovation: economic growth, higher quality of life, efficiency and risk control in the face of shrinking resources and impending climate change. This smartification is contrasted by increasing calls by civil society and urban social movements for more encompassing inclusion in decision-making. New urban actors are acquiring agency through situated knowledge, local expertise, social networking, and cooperation and collaboration skills. Behind these movements a seemingly parallel discourse to the “Smart City” paradigm is gaining ground – the discourse of the commons. Commons are defined as the combination of resources, people and practices: resources which are defined and managed by a group of people – of commoners – and a practice of commoning that looks after, takes care for and fosters this resource without exhausting it. Commoning is a practice that seems closer than any other practice to a sustainable way of life. Are these two discourses – the discourse on the Smart City and the discourse on the urban commons – irreconcilable antagonists or do they share a common ground which needs to be uncovered, developed and advocated. This question is by no means merely theoretical. It is also a very practical question which pertains to the management and distribution of the resources we depend on. It is a very political question as it demands negotiation and the taking of sides. And it is an ethical question in that it relates to how we respect and stand up for each other – our fellow human beings and also the non-human nature for which we are responsible. The essays and transcripts of the symposium “Beware of Smart People!” want to make a first contribution and stimulate future research in the field. Das Paradigma der Smart City ist Ausdruck der Ambition, Stadtentwicklung durch die Anwendung von IKT effizient und Ressourcen schonend zu gestalten. Städte in denen wir arbeiten und über die wir forschen entwickeln Smart City Strategien und Forschungsförderung spezialisiert sich zunehmend auf die Entwicklung „smarter“ Infrastrukturen und Steuerungsmechanismen. Smart Cities werden als radikaler Paradigmenwechsel gelesen und als Motoren technologischer Entwicklung: ökonomisches Wachstum, höhere Lebensqualität, Effizienz und Risikokontrolle angesichts abnehmender Ressourcen und drohenden Klimawandels. Dieser „Smartifizierung“ stehen die zunehmenden Forderungen zivilgesellschaftlicher Gruppen und sozialer Bewegungen für mehr und umfassendere Einbindung in Entscheidungsprozesse entgegen. Neue urbane Akteure werden zu Agenten, indem sie ihre Erfahrungswissen, ihre lokalen Kenntnisse, ihre sozialen Netzwerke und Fähigkeiten zur Kooperation und Kollaboration einbringen. Hintergrund diese Bewegungen ist ein augenscheinlich paralleler Diskurs zur „Smart City“ welcher sich zunehmend Gehör verschafft – der Diskurs über die Gemeingüter, die Commons. Commons werden definiert als das Zusammenspiel von Ressourcen, Menschen und Praktiken: Ressourcen, die von einer Gemeinschaft – den Commonern - definiert und verwaltet werden, und eine Praxis des Commoning, welche die Ressource schonend bewirtschaftet ohne sie zu verbrauchen. In diesem Sinne scheint Commoning eine Praxis, die einer nachhaltigen Lebensweise am nächsten kommt. Sind diese zwei Diskurse – der Diskurs über die Smart City und jener über die urbanen Gemeingüter – unvereinbare Antagonisten oder teilen sie Gemeinsamkeiten, welche offen gelegt, weiter entwickelt und verfechtet werden sollten? Diese Frage ist keineswegs eine rein theoretische. Sie ist eine sehr praktische Frage, da sie auf das die Verteilung und das Management lebenswichtiger Ressourcen zielt. Sie ist eine politische Frage, da sie Auseinandersetzung und Parteinahme einfordert. Und sie ist eine ethische Frage, denn sie fordert gegenseitigen Respekt und Einsatz ein – für unsere Mitmenschen sowie für die nichtmenschliche Natur für die wir Verantwortung tragen. Die Texte und Aufzeichnungen des Symposiums „Beware of Smart People!“ wollen hierzu einen Beitrag leisten und zukünftige Forschungsvorhaben stimulieren.
Categories: Architecture

Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment

Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment

Most books on eco-cities or eco-friendly projects are usually written either from the Western perspective or concentrate on practices ... Sustainable Urban Development: The Framework and Protocols for Environmental Assessment, Vol. 1.



ISBN: 9789814466622



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Sir Peter Hall Pioneer in Regional Planning Transport and Urban Geography

Sir Peter Hall  Pioneer in Regional Planning  Transport and Urban Geography

Castells M. (1996) The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Vol. 1: The Rise of the Network Society. ... EC (1999) ESDP: European Spatial Development Perspective: Towards Balanced and Sustainable Development of the Territory ...

Author: Richard D. Knowles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319280561

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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This book sheds light on Sir Peter Hall’s visions and contributions as recalled by experts. Specialists from the fields of transport and geography testify to Sir Peter Hall’s enormous impact on urban planning, urban geography, and transport geography, and The IGU Commission on Transport and Geography together with the IGU Urban Commission would like to commemorate this. After an Introduction by Richard Knowles and Celine Rozenblat, Peter Taylor presents his high-level contribution "Polymath in City Studies," and Jonathan Reades presents Sir Peter Hall's views on "Location and Innovation." This is followed by "An Innovator of Enhancing Transport and Urban Development Relationships" by Chia-Lin Chen. Kathy Pain explains their common work on "The Mega City Regions," while Michael Batty recalls how they collaborated on "World Cities and Information Cities." Celine Rozenblat and Dan O’Donoghue welcome "The Visionary for World and European cities".
Categories: Political Science

Innovative Logistics Services and Sustainable Lifestyles

Innovative Logistics Services and Sustainable Lifestyles

In Climate Change Adaptation and Food Supply Chain Management (Vol. 194). ... Urban Ecosystems, 1(1), 63–75. Rees, W. E. (2003). ... In The Routledge handbook of community development: Perspectives from around the globe.

Author: Ani Melkonyan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319984674

Category: Science

Page: 315

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This edited volume aims to describe the transformation of supply chain management (SCM) and logistics services by merging sustainable logistics, SCM, sustainable consumption and lifestyle research. This assessment of the transformation potential serves the development of sustainable business models and optimized decision-making systems for achieving sustainable economic value creation within a green economy. In 5 sections, the volume takes a unique transdisciplinary approach to assess sustainable business practices within SCM and the logistics sector, and to understand the interactions between logistics services and consumer lifestyles while creating transparency within the decision making process. This book will be of particular interest to academics, policymakers, planners, and politicians. Section 1 introduces readers to the importance of blended research and innovation between sustainable SCM and consumer lifestyles for transformation towards a green economy. Section 2 addresses the question of how trends and developments in consumption behavior and lifestyles influence the development of sustainable logistics. Section 3 discusses the transformation potential towards sustainable logistics using the food sector as an example. Section 4 focuses on strategic decision making in SCM, and how long-term improvements of sustainability performance can be achieved. Section 5 concludes with policy recommendations as well as research and innovation perspectives for future sustainable development with SCM and logistics.
Categories: Science

Rural Urban Interaction in the Developing World

Rural Urban Interaction in the Developing World

In Jane Guyer (ed.) Feeding African Cities. Manchester University Press, Manchester. 1–54. ... Titus and J. Hinderdink (eds) Town and Hinterland in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Rural–Urban Interaction and Regional Development.

Author: Kenny Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134513987

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Sustaining the rural and urban populations of the developing world has been identified as a key global challenge for the twenty-first century. Rural-Urban Interaction in the Developing World is an introduction to the relationships between rural and urban places in the developing world and shows that not all their aspects are as obvious as migration from country to city. There is now a growing realization that rural-urban relations are far more complex. Using a wealth of student-friendly features including boxed case studies, discussion questions and annotated guides to further reading, this innovative book places rural-urban interactions within a broader context, thus promoting a clearer understanding of the opportunities, as well as the challenges, that rural-urban interactions represent.
Categories: Science

Cities of the Global South Reader

Cities of the Global South Reader

The Cities of the Global South Reader pulls together a diverse set of readings from scholars across the world, some of which have been written specially for the volume, to provide an essential resource for a broad interdisciplinary ...

Author: Faranak Miraftab


ISBN: 0415682274

Category: Architecture

Page: 350

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"The Cities of the Global South Reader adopts a fresh and critical approach to the field of urbanization in the developing world, which has seen significant shifts in its thematic and geographic focus since it first began to be defined in the mid-twentieth century. This Reader incorporates both early readings and new and emerging debates that reflect advancements in the area over the past 30 years and celebrates the diversity of the Global South. . The thematic structure and selection of texts in the Cities of the Global South Reader recognizes the dichotomies of wealth/poverty, development/underdevelopment, first/third worlds, and various forms of inclusion/exclusion. This conceptual framework shapes the Reader's organization around global processes such as colonialism and development and examines the issues and concerns that policy makers face in the contemporary world. These include the urban economy, housing, basic services, infrastructure, the role of non-state civil society based actors, planned interventions and contestations, the role of diaspora capital, the looming problem of adapting to climate change, and the increasing spectre of violence in a post 9/11 transnational world. The Cities of the Global South Reader pulls together a diverse set of readings from scholars across the world, some of which have been written specially for the volume, to provide an essential resource for a broad interdisciplinary readership at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in urban geography, urban sociology, and urban planning as well as disciplines related to international and development studies. Editorial commentaries that introduce the central issues for each theme summarize the state of the field and outline an associated bibliography"--
Categories: Architecture

Scenarios and Indicators for Sustainable Development Towards A Critical Assessment of Achievements and Challenges

Scenarios and Indicators for Sustainable Development   Towards A Critical Assessment of Achievements and Challenges

In Transitions to Sustainable Development: New Directions in the Study of Long Term Transformative Change; Grin, J., Rotmans, J., Schot, J., Geels, F.W., Eds.; Routledge: New York, NY, USA, 2010; Volume 1, pp. 11–104.

Author: Joachim H. Spangenberg

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038976721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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Globalization and telecoupling are enhancing the complexity of the coupled socio-ecological system constituted by the interaction between the global ecosphere and the anthroposphere. As a result, the demand for tools to identify transformative innovations, assess future risks, and support precautionary decisions for sustainability is growing by the day in business and politics. Scenarios are a means of simplification, reducing the real-world complexity to a limited number of essential factors to analyze their interactions and support policy formulation, with indicators as communication and monitoring tools. In particular, in a time of “fake news” and “alternative truths” a critical reflection amongst producers and users of scenarios and indicators is overdue—the capability for critical self-reflection is what distinguishes science from pseudo-science, and is a condition of trust. The authors of this book test established measurement and modeling approaches against new challenges, assess the weaknesses of prevailing innovation theories and the political-ideological embedment of archetypical scenarios, highlight deficits in taking the physical basics into account, and the need to understand global interaction and the stepwise process of energy transitions, point out technical as well as conceptual weaknesses in data collection, harmonization and indicator generation, always with a view to solving problems.
Categories: Business & Economics

Urban Landscape Perspectives

Urban Landscape Perspectives

Coccossis H, Nijkamp P (eds) (1995) Sustainable Tourism Development, Aldershot, Avebury. ... Ford S (1998) Art Capital, Art Monthly 1. de Solá-Morales I (1996) Present and Futures: Architecture in Cities, ... Urban Studies Vol.

Author: Giovanni Maciocco

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540767992

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Urban Landscape Perspectives explores how landscape terminology can be usefully brought into the urban debate. The articles are by scholars who have a particular interest in and experience of the city project at various operative scales. They include theoretical reflections on the landscape as an eminently project-like figure. The book describes new methods and approaches dealing with the contemporary environment, whether it is from the point of view of the city or the landscape.
Categories: Political Science

Global Entrepreneurship Institutions and Incentives

Global Entrepreneurship  Institutions and Incentives

Cities. and. Multinationals. 31. FLORIDA R. (2005) The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for ... 1: A Millennial Perspective; and Vol. ... Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris.

Author: Zoltán J. Ács

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784718053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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This book presents some of Zoltán J. Ács’ most important contributions since the turn of the new millennium, with a particular intellectual focus on knowledge spillover entrepreneurship. It studies the evolution of global entrepreneurship and pays attention to the role of institutions and the incentives they create for economic agents who become either productive or unproductive entrepreneurs. For productive entrepreneurs, those that create wealth for themselves and for society, the author offers a knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship as a new way to help understand the entrepreneurial ecosystem. For those that create wealth only for themselves the author develops a theory of destructive entrepreneurship that undermines the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The book also presents an explanation of the role of philanthropy in reconstituting wealth to complete the circuits of capital in the theory of capitalist development. Finally, the author examines several public policy issues including immigration and technology transfer. This volume will be required reading for students and scholars of entrepreneurship, economics and public policy.
Categories: Business & Economics