Knowledge and the European city



Willem van Winden published a new paper in an international journal. It discusses and illustrates the ‘knowledge turn’ in urban policy across Europe. We identify four manifestations of it: 1) widespread efforts to lure knowledge workers; 2) a growing involvement of knowledge institutes in urban development and planning processes, 3) an explicit ‘knowledge based’ approach to planning and the design of public space, and 4) efforts to underline a ‘knowledge city’ identity using all kinds of marketing and branding techniques.

Key words: knowledge-based development, urban planning, cities, urban policy

You can find the article in the Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie – 2010, Vol. 101, No. 1, pp. 100–106.

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