Existing and Future Urban Knowledge: Studies in the production and use of knowledge in urban contexts

Hans Thor Andersen, Robert Atkinson

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Abstrakt

In recent years there has been a rising focus on urban issues at both European and national levels, the well being of cities and the quality of life of their citizens has taken on greater salience for economic and political reasons. This situation has developed not least because the vast majority of the population now lives in urban areas and the main economic activities of nations are located in cities which are seen as essential to the enhancement of Europe’s economic growth and competitiveness. Moreover, most cultural production and consumption are also urban. Cities (or perhaps city-regions) are viewed as being central to the development of the knowledge-based economy. Furthermore, the performances of cities and surrounding areas are now considered as a matter of major concern for national governments; the governance of cities has become too important to leave to city councillors alone.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProduction and Use of Urban Knowledge : European Experiences
RedaktørerHans Thor Andersen, Rob Atkinson
Antal sider15
UdgivelsesstedDorcrecht
ForlagSpringer Science+Business Media
Publikationsdato1 jul. 2013
Sider1-15
Kapitel1
ISBN (Trykt)978-90-481-8935-9
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-90-481-8936-6
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 jul. 2013

Emneord

  • knowledge
  • social production
  • science
  • urban
  • Europe

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