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The promise of competitiveness and economic growth in so-called smart cities is widely advertised in Europe and the US. The promise is focussed on global talent and knowledge economies and not on learning and innovation. But to really achieve smart cities that is to create the conditions of continuous learning and innovation this book argues that there is a need to understand what is below the surface and to examine the mechanisms which affect the way cities learn and then connect together.
This book draws on quantitative and qualitative data with concrete case studies to show how networks already operating in cities are used to foster and strengthen connections in order to achieve breakthroughs in learning and innovation. Going beyond smart cities means understanding how cities construct, convert and manipulate relationships that grow in urban environments. Cities discussed in this book Amman, Barcelona, Bilbao, Charlotte, Curitiba, Juarez, Portland, Seattle and Turin illuminate a blind spot in the literature. Each of these cities has achieved important transformations, and learning has played a key role, one that has been largely ignored in academic circles and practice concerning competitiveness and innovation.
Title: Beyond Smart Cities: How Cities Network, Learn and Innovate
Publisher: U.S.A, Routledge: 2012
ISBN Number: 1849714258
ISBN Number 13: 9781849714259
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Like New
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Description: Like new. Beyond Smart Cities: How Cities Network, Learn and Innovate By Tim Campbell (Author) Product Details Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Routledge (March 2, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1849714258 ISBN-13: 9781849714259 Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
Keywords: Beyond Smart Cities: How Cities Network, Learn and Innovate