Two new books on knowledge-based development
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(German title: Zwei neue Bücher über wissensbasierte Entwicklung)

Yigitcanlar, T. et al. (Eds.)
Knowledge-Based Urban Development: Planning and Applications in the Information Era.
Information Science Reference, 2008. 390 p., ISBN: 978-1-59904-720-1

Abstract: In the globalizing world, knowledge and information (and the social and technological settings for their production and communication) are now seen as keys to economic prosperity. The economy of a knowledge city creates value-added products using research, technology, and brainpower. The social benefit of knowledge-based urban development (KBUD); however, extends beyond aggregate economic growth.
Knowledge-Based Urban Development: Planning and Applications in the Information Era covers the theoretical, thematic, and country-specific issues of knowledge cities to underline the growing importance of KBUD all around the world, providing academics, researchers, and practitioners with 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.

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Yigitcanlar, T. et al. (Eds.)
Creative Urban Regions: Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives.
Information Science Reference, 2008. 300 p., ISBN: 978-1-59904-838-3

Abstract: In a knowledge economy urban form and functions are primarily shaped by global market forces rather than urban planning. As the role of knowledge in wealth creation becomes a critical issue in cities, urban administrations and planners need to discover new approaches to harness the considerable opportunities of abstract production for a global order.
Creative Urban Regions: Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives explores the utilization of urban technology to support knowledge city initiatives, providing scholars and practitioners with essential fundamental techniques and processes for the successful integration of information technologies and urban production. Converging timely research on a multitude of cutting-edge urban information communication technology issues, this Premier Reference Source will make a valuable addition to every reference library.

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