Introduction to Part III

  • Tan YigitcanlarEmail author
  • Tommi Inkinen


In the age of global knowledge economy cities and region are in a tough competition for fostering, attracting and retaining investment and talent. Developing strategies to help cities to initiate and complete their knowledge economy transformation has become a hot agenda in urban circles. In this context space and place making for such transformation is deemed critical. In consequence knowledge-based urban development and place making have become fundamental approaches to form prosperous knowledge cities. This chapter provides an introduction to the part of the book that focuses on place making for knowledge cities as critical approaches for the knowledge-based formation of our cities and their regions.


Innovation Place making Knowledge cities Knowledge economy Knowledge society Knowledge precinct 


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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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