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Description - Knowledge Cities by Francisco Carrillo

Knowledge Cities are cities that possess an economy driven by high value-added exports created through research, technology, and brainpower. In other words, these are cities in which both the private and the public sectors value knowledge, nurture knowledge, spend money on supporting knowledge dissemination and discovery (ie learning and innovation) and harness knowledge to create products and services that add value and create wealth. Currently there are 65 urban development programs worldwide formally designated as "knowledge cities." Knowledge-based cities fall under a new area of academic research entitled Knowledge-Based Development, which brings together research in urban development and urban studies and planning with knowledge management and intellectual capital. In this book, Francisco Javier Carillo of the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) brings together a group of distinguished scholars to outline the theory, development, and realities of knowledge cities. Based on knowledge-based development, the book shows how knowledge can be and is placed at the center of city planning and economic development to enable knowledge flows and innovation to provide a sustainable environment for high value-added products and services.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750679411
ISBN-10: 0750679417
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 308
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Francisco Carrillo

Scientist and consultant devoted to Knowledge Systems and Knowledge Management (KM) since 1981 when he published his first book on the subject (El Comportamiento Cientifico -"Scientific Behaviour", Mexico: Limusa-Wiley). He is professor of KM at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (www.itesm.mx), where he founded the Center for Knowledge Systems (www.knowledgesystems.org) in 1992. His main interests are knowledge-based business creation and development, knowledge systems audit and the contribution of knowledge to global deveopment. He has developed a KM Model (Capital Systems) which has been applied in nearly a hundred consultancy projects in several countries. Based on this experience and related R&D, he and his colleagues at CKS developed in 1998 the ITESM graduate KM curriculum program, one the most comprehensive KM educational offerings available. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology of Science and Technology from King's College, London, an M.Sc. in Logic and Scientific Method from the London School of Economics and a M.Sc, in Experimental Analysis of Behavior from UNAM, Mexico. He is on the Boards of several international KM and related organizations, such as The Knowledge Management Consortium International (USA), The Journal of Knowledge Management (UK), Knowledge and Innovation: The KMCI Journal (US), The Learning Organization Journal (UK), KMCI Press (USA), The Research Center on Knowledge Societies (Madrid), The CORGA Network (Venezuela), the MIK-KM Program (Basque Country) and The Entovation 100 (USA). He is Chariman of the Entovation Group/Alliance, President of Mexico's ADIAT's KM Commission (www.adiat.org), and has been Vice President of the KMCI-Institute (www.kmci.org). He acted as guest editor for the Journal of Knowledge Management special issues on Knowledge Based Development (Vol. 6, No. 4, 2002) and Knowledge Based Development II: Knowledge Cities (Vol. 8, No. 5, 2004). He is Founder and Chairman of The World Capital Institute (www.worldcapitalin