cities, universities, knowledge-based economy

Building Knowledge Cities: The Role of Universities

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Issue number
Volume 37 – Number 3
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Guest editors: Beth Perry and Tim May
08 Apr 2014
How can mutually productive relationships between universities and their host cities be developed? And what are the factors which shape university-city relationships in different contexts? This issue of Built Environment considers the dynamic inter-relationships between policies, places and academic institutions in the context of the knowledge-based economy.


  • Universities and Cities: Governance, Institutions and Mediation
    Beth Perry
  • The Role of Universities in Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities: The Malaysian Experience
    Tan Yigitcanlar and Muna Sarimin
  • The Role of Universities in Building Knowledge Cities in Australia
    David Charles
  • Experience of Engagement between Universities and Cities: Drivers and Barriers in Three European Cities
    John Goddard, Paul Vallance and Jaana Puukka
  • The ‘Science City’ as a System Coupler in Fragmented Strategic Urban Environments?
    Paul Benneworth, Gert-jan Hospers, Ben Jongbloed, Liudvika Leiyste and Arend Zomer
  • Positioning Higher Education in the Imagined Histories, Geographies and Futures of a European Cross-Border Region
    Pier Paolo Pasqualoni and Alan Scott
  • Urban Research in the Knowledge Economy: Content, Context and Outlook
    Tim May and Beth Perry
  • Publication Reviews