Title: Science cities: their characteristics and future challenges

Authors: Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko

Addresses: Department of Regional Studies, University of Tampere, FIN-33014 University of Tampere, Finland

Abstract: This article explores science cities and their basic characteristics. A brief outline of science cities in different parts of the world is given. A more detailed case description is presented on the most significant science city project in the world, Tsukuba Science City in Japan. Lastly, the future of science cities will be discussed in the light of recent trends and developments.

Keywords: science city; characteristics; science cities worldwide; Tsukuba Science City; entrepreneurial science city; revitalisation; network; innovation; social capital.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2004.005295

International Journal of Technology Management, 2004 Vol.28 No.3/4/5/6, pp.395 - 418

Published online: 20 Sep 2004 *

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