Crafting Innovative Places for Australia’s Knowledge Economy

  • Edward J. Blakely
  • Richard Hu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Edward J. Blakely, Richard Hu
    Pages 1-22
  3. Edward J. Blakely, Richard Hu
    Pages 23-50
  4. Edward J. Blakely, Richard Hu
    Pages 51-83
  5. Edward J. Blakely, Richard Hu
    Pages 85-119
  6. Edward J. Blakely, Richard Hu
    Pages 121-154
  7. Edward J. Blakely, Richard Hu
    Pages 155-190
  8. Edward J. Blakely, Richard Hu
    Pages 191-218
  9. Edward J. Blakely, Richard Hu
    Pages 219-255
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 257-263

About this book


This book integrates planning, policy, economics, and urban design into an approach to crafting innovative places. Exploring new paradigms of innovative places under the framework of globalisation, urbanisation, and new technology, it argues against state-centric policies to innovation and focuses on how a globalized approach can shape innovative capacity and competitiveness. It notably situates the innovative place making paradigm in a broader context of globalisation, urbanisation, the knowledge economy and technological advancement, and employs an international perspective that includes a wide range of case studies from America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Developing a co-design and co-creation paradigm that integrates governments, the private sector and the community into shared understanding and collaborative action in crafting innovative places, it discusses place-based innovation in Australian context to inform policy making and planning, and to contribute to policy debates on programs of smart cities and communities.



Innovation and Urban Planning Place Making and Economic Growth the Knowledge Economy and Technological Advancement Globalized Innovation and Competitiveness Collaborative Action in Crafting Innovative Places Co-design and Co-creation Paradigm Public Policy and Place Making

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward J. Blakely
    • 1
  • Richard Hu
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeley CAUSA
  2. 2.University of CanberraCanberraAustralia

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