Global Knowledge City Best Practice

  • Tan YigitcanlarEmail author
  • Tommi Inkinen


There are a number of cities so far has achieved a globally recognised prosperous knowledge-based urban development. This chapter presents some of the leading examples of global knowledge city best practice. These examples include Barcelona, Austin, Singapore and Melbourne. The chapter provides a detailed analysis on these prominent knowledge cities and generates useful insights for other cities targeting such a successful knowledge-based urban development practice to turn their cities into knowledge-based ones. Brisbane city from Australia is used as an example of one of these aspiring cities. The chapter concludes with a commentary on how the lessons captured from global best practices could be useful for this particular city.


Knowledge city Smart city Sustainable urban development Best practice Knowledge-based urban development Barcelona Austin Singapore Melbourne 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Maritime Studies, Brahea CentreUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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