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Innovative Cities by James Simmie
Book DescriptionInnovative Cities presents a unique international comparison of innovation in Amsterdam, London, Milan, Paris and Stuttgart. Based on research funded by the ESRC program on 'Cities: Competitiveness and Cohesion', it compares and contrasts the reasons why these sites are among the top ten innovative cities in Europe. Innovation is one of the key driving forces of economic growth in modern economies. The research reported here takes a careful and directly comparable look at what characteristics and conditions in the five cities have led to the flourishing of innovation in them. Researchers with detailed local knowledge have applied the same analytical tools and survey techniques to investigating this question and the result present a unique international comparison of innovation in the five cities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415231848
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Innovative Cities presents a unique international comparison of innovation in London, Amsterdam, Milan, Paris and Stuttgart, it compares and contrasts the reasons why these cities are among the top ten innovative cities in Europe.
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Author Biography - James Simmie
James Simmie is Professor of Research in Planning at Oxford Brookes University, UK
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