Books

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Sustainable Urban Water Environment

Author(s): 
Ashantha Goonetilleke , Tan Yigitcanlar , Godwin A. Ayoko , Prasanna Egodawatta
Publication Date: 
May, 2014

This multi-disciplinary book provides practical solutions for safeguarding the sustainability of the urban water environment.Firstly, the importance of the urban water environment is highlighted and the major problems urban water bodies face and strategies to safeguard the water environment are explor

Knowledge and the City

Author(s): 
Francisco Javier Carrillo, Tan Yigitcanlar , Blanca García , Antti Lönnqvist
Publication Date: 
May, 2014

This book underlines the growing importance of knowledge for the competitiveness of cities and their regions.

Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities: Policies, Plans and Metrics

Author(s): 
Tan Yigitcanlar, Kostas Metaxiotis and Francisco Javier Carrillo
Publication Date: 
March, 2012
Editorial Team: 
Queensland University of Technology, University of Piraeus and Tecnologico de Monterrey

Rethinking Sustainable Urban Management, Engineering, and Design

Author(s): 
Tan Yigitcanlar
Publication Date: 
January, 2010

In an atmosphere where civilization is progressing and becoming more aware of the consequences of careless development decisions, rethinking sustainable development–particularly sustainable urban and infrastructure development–has become an inevitable necessity. This reference considers the role of urban, regional and infrastructure planning in achieving sustainable urban and infrastructure development, providing insights into overcoming the consequences of unsustainable development.

Editorial Team: 
IGI Global
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Intelligent Information Systems and Knowledge Management for Energy: Applications for Decision Support, Usage, and Environmental Protection

Author(s): 
Kostas Metaxiotis
Publication Date: 
January, 2009

More than ever before, energy is becoming one of the most crucial concerns in economical and industrial development.

Intelligent Information Systems and Knowledge Management for Energy: Applications for Decision Support, Usage, and Environmental Protection provides in-depth analysis of the need for a holistic approach for the construction and engineering of cities and societies. This defining body of research examines key issues and approaches for energy use and provides future direction of development as well.

 

Editorial Team: 
Kostas Metaxiotis (University of Piraeus, Greece)

Knowledge Cities Approaches, Experiences, and Perspectives

Author(s): 
Francisco Javier Carrillo
Publication Date: 
January, 2005

Knowledge Cities is about the convergence of two emerging conditions of human civilization – cities and knowledge - into the Century of Knowledge Cities. Francisco Javier Carrillo brings together a group of distinguished scholars and practitioners from around the world to outline the theory, describe cases and identify issues for the understanding and development of knowledge cities.

Editorial Team: 
Francisco Javier Carrillo Ph.D. is Director of The Center for Knowledge Systems, at The Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico and Chairman of The World Capital Institute.
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Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Develop- ment: Technologies, Applications and Management

Author(s): 
Tan Yigitcanlar
Publication Date: 
January, 2010

The concept of ‘sustainability’ has been pushed to the forefront of policy-making and politics as the world wakes up to the impacts of climate change and the effects of the modern urban lifestyle.

Editorial Team: 
Tan Yigitcanlar, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
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Knowledge-Based Urban Development: Planning and Applications in the Information Era

Author(s): 
Tan Yigitcanlar
Publication Date: 
January, 2008

In the globalizing world, knowledge and information (and the social and techno- logical settings for their production and communication) are now seen as keys to economic prosperity. The economy of a knowledge city creates value-added prod- ucts using research, technology, and brainpower. The social benefit of knowledge- based urban development (KBUD); however, extends beyond aggregate economic growth.

Editorial Team: 
Tan Yigitcanlar, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Koray Ve- libeyoglu, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, and Scott Baum, Griffth University, Australia
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Knowledge-Based Development for Cities and Societies: Integrated Multi-Level Approaches

Author(s): 
Kostas Metaxiotis, Francisco Javier Carrillo , Tan Yigitcanlar
Publication Date: 
January, 2010

Over the past twenty years, the conventional knowledge management approach has evolved into a strategic management approach that has found applications and opportunities outside of business, in society at large, through education, urban development, governance, and healthcare, among others.

Editorial Team: 
Edited by: Kostas Metaxiotis, University of Piraeus, Greece; Francisco Javier Carrillo , Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico; Tan Yigitcanlar, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
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Creative Urban Regions: Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives

Author(s): 
Tan Yigitcanlar
Publication Date: 
January, 2008

In a knowledge economy urban form and functions are primarily shaped by global market forces rather than urban planning. As the role of knowledge in wealth creation becomes a critical issue in cities, urban administrations and planners need to discover new approaches to harness the considerable op- portunities of abstract production for a global order.

Editorial Team: 
Tan Yigitcanlar, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Koray Velibeyoglu, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, and Scott Baum, Griffth University, Australia
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