Title: Planned knowledge locations in cities: studying emergence and change

Authors: Luís Carvalho; Willem Van Winden

Addresses: Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT), School of Arts, University of Porto, Via Panorâmica, s/n, 4150-564 Porto, Portugal ' Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Wibauthuis, Wibautstraat 3b, 1091 GH, Amsterdam, Netherland

Abstract: This paper puts forward a conceptual framework to analyse emergence and the development of planned knowledge locations in cities (science and technology parks, creative factories, knowledge hubs, etc.). It argues that the study and the practice of developing these precincts can benefit from explicitly considering the broader territorial context, the time dynamics and the co-evolutionary processes through which they unfold. The advantages of such as framework are illustrated with the support of two European knowledge locations: Arabianranta (Helsinki, Finland) and Biocant (Cantanhede, Portugal).

Keywords: knowledge locations; science parks; co-evolution; knowledge precincts; Arabianranta; Biocant; location planning; cities; urban locations; science and technology parks; creative factories; knowledge hubs; Finland; Portugal.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2017.10003161

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2017 Vol.8 No.1, pp.47 - 67

Received: 06 Oct 2016
Accepted: 06 Oct 2016

Published online: 24 Feb 2017 *

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