Authors: Muna Sarimin, Tan Yigitcanlar
Addresses: School of Urban Development, Queensland University of Technology, 2, George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia. ' School of Urban Development, Queensland University of Technology, 2, George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
Abstract: In recent years, with the impact of the global knowledge economy, a more comprehensive urban development approach, so called |knowledge-based urban development|, has gained significant popularity. This paper discusses the critical connections among knowledge-based urban development strategies, knowledge-intensive industries and information and communication technology infrastructures. In particular, the research focuses on investigating the application of the knowledge-based urban development concept by discussing one of South East Asia|s large scale knowledge-based urban development manifestations of Malaysia|s Multimedia Super Corridor. The paper scrutinises Malaysia|s experience in the development and evolution of the Multimedia Super Corridor from the angle of knowledge-based urban development policy implementation, infrastructural implications, and actors involved in its development and management. This paper provides a number of lessons learned from the Multimedia Super Corridor on the orchestration of knowledge-based urban development that is a necessity for cities seeking successful knowledge city and knowledge economy transformations.
Keywords: knowledge-based development; urban development; KBUD; knowledge economy; knowledge cities; knowledge corridor; Multimedia Super Corridor; MSC; information technology; communications technology; ICT; Malaysia.
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2011 Vol.2 No.1, pp.34 - 48
Received: 13 Oct 2010
Accepted: 28 Feb 2011
Published online: 07 Jun 2011 *