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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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduction and Use of Urban Knowledge : European Experiences
EditorsHans Thor Andersen, Rob Atkinson
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationDorcrecht
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication date1 Jul 2013
Pages1-15
Chapter1
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-8935-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-481-8936-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013

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Andersen, H. T., & Atkinson, R. (2013). Existing and Future Urban Knowledge: Studies in the production and use of knowledge in urban contexts. In H. T. Andersen, & R. Atkinson (Eds.), Production and Use of Urban Knowledge: European Experiences (pp. 1-15). Dorcrecht: Springer Science+Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8936-6_1
Andersen, Hans Thor ; Atkinson, Robert. / Existing and Future Urban Knowledge : Studies in the production and use of knowledge in urban contexts. Production and Use of Urban Knowledge: European Experiences. editor / Hans Thor Andersen ; Rob Atkinson. Dorcrecht : Springer Science+Business Media, 2013. pp. 1-15
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Andersen, HT & Atkinson, R 2013, Existing and Future Urban Knowledge: Studies in the production and use of knowledge in urban contexts. in HT Andersen & R Atkinson (eds), Production and Use of Urban Knowledge: European Experiences. Springer Science+Business Media, Dorcrecht, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8936-6_1

Existing and Future Urban Knowledge : Studies in the production and use of knowledge in urban contexts. / Andersen, Hans Thor; Atkinson, Robert.

Production and Use of Urban Knowledge: European Experiences. ed. / Hans Thor Andersen; Rob Atkinson. Dorcrecht : Springer Science+Business Media, 2013. p. 1-15.

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Andersen HT, Atkinson R. Existing and Future Urban Knowledge: Studies in the production and use of knowledge in urban contexts. In Andersen HT, Atkinson R, editors, Production and Use of Urban Knowledge: European Experiences. Dorcrecht: Springer Science+Business Media. 2013. p. 1-15 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8936-6_1