Aguascalientes, Mexico. A Social Capital City Aguascalientes is the best city for doing business in America Latina. The CNN global and the world bank give the first place on business culture and context. This place, is the result of several capital accounts, like education...
Reasons for nomination: o The City of Austin's vision of being the most livable city in the country has translated into a highly participative place, notorious for its vibrancy and its richness of culture and diversity. Austin fosters a strong sense of community through...
Reasons for Nomination: •Bangalore is well-known internationally as the “silicon valley” of India, having a concentration of firms specializing in R&D, computer software and electronics, and a software and R&D subcontracting centre for multinational corporations. •There...
Barcelona as a Knowledge City. Reasons for nomination: 0 A city that has instruments to make knowledge accessible to citizens, such as: *A network of public libraries that is compatible with the European standards. *Access to the new communication technologies for all...
Reasons for nomination: o Building a comprehensive and overall Strategy to transform a manufacturing city into a creative and knowledge city (new spaces of interest art and culture, arquitecture & design, financial and technology services, infrastructure, education) with new...
Nomination for Boston Strengths  A diversified economy  A Strong Institutional and Physical Infrastructure  A Culture and Practice of Innovation  Human Capital: Skills, Talents and Aspirations  World-class educational and cultural institutions  Racial/ethnic diversity...
Reasons for nomination: • Net status as an international business community, very much due to the highly educated workforce, a well-developed infrastructure and a strategically good location in northern Europe. The highway system connects Copenhagen to the surrounding areas and...
Another city that I want to propose to all of you is Ireland, specifically Dublin. Its identity is a characteristic well recognized around the world. Its capability to enact the knowledge-based development strategy is based in labor, business and government signed agreements.
Espoo, Finland. Reasons for nomination: This town located right next to Helsinki, has the headquarters of Nokia as well as the best university of technology in the country. This means that the town has both demand and supply for highly educated people. This effect can be seen...
Fukuoka, Japan. An Asian Business Hub. Fukuoka city, which faces the Asian continent across the Korea Strait, has thrived for centuries as Japan's window to the cultures of the continent. Artifacts unearthed here, such as the gold seal inscribed From the King of Han (China) to...
Nomination - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (population 490,270). o Home of McMaster University (rated as Canada’s most innovative university) and winner of Canada’s Research University of the Year. o Home of the World Congress on Intellectual Capital, recognized as one of the...
Reasons for nomination: Haparanda, (Northern Sweden), as a borderline innovative city close to the Artic Circle.
******First Nomination******* 0 Helsinki is a member of numerous international cultural and touristic organizations, and a partner to many projects of the European Community, with intangible capital assets as an iconic European k-City. 0 Member of the association of European...
Holon, Israel ****** Reasons for Nomination ******* It has been over 60 years since settlers founded the very first neighborhoods on the sand soil later became the city of Holon. Today, with a population of 180,000, Holon is a flourishing and beautiful city, among the largest...
Reasons for nomination: Kuala Lumpur/Cyberyaja for its innovativeness during 10 years.
Kuopio, Finland This small town is a located in a sparsely inhabited, eastern part of Finland in one of the poorest regions of EU according to statistics. The only chance for survival for this town is knowledge related industries in medical technology. This is supported by the...
First Nomination. Reasons for Nomination: Kyoto is one of the most historic, cultural and knowledge abundant cities in Japan. There are a lot of collaboration there, including the specific project of ‘Neo Nishiyama Culture Project’ which can be seen from the following website:...
London is an outstanding candidate because of the combination of creative, technical and financial knowledge – as well as the knowledge interaction and entanglement resulting from the cosmopolitan nature of the population - both human and institutional. This leads to every form...
Reasons for Nomination - Manchester UK o A former centre for traditional (cotton mill) factory systems in the manufacturing industry, the city boasts a sound identity capital through its cultural and archaeological heritage and a intelligent integration of key elements of...
Manizales, Colombia • Manizales Axe of Knowledge (MEC, in Spanish). The city has undertaken a specific knowledge-based initiative aiming to develop the city as an international hub for knowledge production and knowledge transfer.
o With a growing reputation as a ‘start-up’ city, Melbourne has one of the largest concentrations of advanced industrial and scientific research in the Asia-Pacific region. This has led Melbourne to explicitly promote and extend its role as the region’s most important and...
Immediate impact of Art to create a knowledge sphere With a very attractive tax system, the city of Miami is currently making a big strategic turn. In order to cope with its "low culture" identity and to build/bring a knowledge and creative community, it has decided to focus...
o With a growing reputation as a ‘start-up’ city, Melbourne has one of the largest concentrations of advanced industrial and scientific research in the Asia-Pacific region. This has led Melbourne to explicitly promote and extend its role as the region’s most important and...
Miami: where immediate impact of Art to create a knowledge sphere. With a very attractive tax system, the city of Miami is currently making a big strategic turn. In order to cope with its "low culture" identity and to build/bring a knowledge and creative community, the city has...
Mitaka, Japan First Nomination. Reasons for nomination: The city of Mitaka is trying to collaborate with citizens to create a desirable city under the strong leadership of the mayor, Ms. Kiyohara. Several examples to establish a knowledge city are seen in the presentation on...
Reasons for Monterrey's nomination: • Monterrey city-region with 4% population of the country contributes 8% of its GDP. It houses the largest software developing company and one of the largest private higher education systems in Latin America (ITESM) holds its headquarters in...
o Montreal exhibits a good concentration of poles of excellence with a heavy content of knowledge and creativity, such as aeronautics, pharmaceuticals, information technologies, and the entertainment industry. o The city network of universities and research centres is of...
o Munich’s overall Strategy in the knowledge economy is very solid. Its knowledge base covers all the key aspects of a KC: the city has a high percentage of workers with high qualifications, and hosts an impressive share of knowledge-intensive companies and knowledge institutes...
Ottawa, a City of a 20/20 Vision. As with other national capitals, the main business of Ottawa has long been government and the cities’ identity was that of a government town. During the 1990s and into the 21st century this identity began to shift. Ottawa has emerged as a world...
Oulu, Finland Usually named as one of the technology capitals of Finland. This town is in the northern part of Finland and has been growing rapidly in knowledge –based industries, but nobody seems to know why, the explanations range from the strong, personal university-firm...
Paris, France. An exceptional combination of "new knowledge" as much as past memory (historical assets) is the caracteristic of the french capital. On the for front of academic knowledge (bio-tech, engineering, sociology, etc.) and of the creative industries (fashion, films,...
o Crossroads strategy in a convergent intent to include education-technology-art and physical transformation into a K-City.
Pune, India Reasons for Nomination: • Pune was selected by UNIDO as a “dynamic city region” focusing on three sectors, namely, automobiles/auto components, information technology/electronics hardware, and biotechnology. It is fast emerging as a hub for info-tech and IT-...
Knowledge cities could be a reflection of the cities in Silicon Valley. San Jose, California is a a good example of k-city. Official website: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/
I want to propose the City of Seoul, South Korea, basically for its Identity. The city´s brand and reputation is well recognized around the world. In my opinion, its knowledge-based development strategy is well development and executed by the government and the private...
Shanghai’s expansive development in of human resources in higher education and the creation of a huge web of incubators, university science parks, district industrial parks, and various specialized development zones give Shanghai a knowledge city profile. With a total...
Singapore's strategic, and mutually supportive, economic, HRD and training polices, are its most prominent capital. They have combined carefully targeted investment in their human resources with investment in physical capital and industries. This approach has led the city to...
• The Tokyo-Yokohama region was the top most ranking centre of bio-technology research amongst 30 largest bio-technology research centres in the world in the period 2002-2004. • The city was also the top most ranking centre for research in information & communication...