Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Alicante is a port city on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.  It is the capital city of one of three provinces that conform the Valencian Community. Its population accounts for 334,418 inhabitants (INE2010...
Austin, Texas (USA). Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Austin strikes a balance between nature, education, the arts, and commerce. Austin, the Texas state capital and the Travis County seat, is fueled by an entrepreneurial attitude that has...
Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, the capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. With a population of 353,187 as of 2010, it is the largest city of its autonomous community and the tenth...
Brisbane, Australia, Nominated as a Knowledge-City Region.  ‘Smart State’ brand of Brisbane (1998) has started as local economic development strategy basically aiming to create jobs for the future for Queensland. The ‘Smart’ brand has later been extended to other policy...
Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. Nominated as a Knowledge City-region. A new Aquarium and an innovative Sporting Port are part of knowledge-based developments being made in in the city-region of San Sebastian-Donostia (Basque Country, Spain) to foster a higher quality of living...
Dresden, Germany. Nominated as a Knowledge City Region. Over the past years, Dresden has developed into one of Germany's strongest and most dynamic economic locations. Additionally, Dresden’s reputation has always been of a festival city, attracting millions of tourists every...
Nominated as Knowledge Metropolis, Hong Kong, China is one of two Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the other being Macau. A city-state  situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea,...
Hyderabad, India. Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyderabad,_Andhra_Pradesh)   Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is known as the City of Pearls . The city is one of the largest metropolitans of India with an...
Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. Kuala Lumpur is the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia  . The city covering an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi), has a population estimate of 1.6 million as of 2012. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the...
  Nominated as a Knowledge City-region, Manizales has a position of an intermediate city within the country; it is recognized for initiating development in the coffee economy along with their industrial productivity. Manizales has distinguished itself nationally as a...
Melbourne, Australia. Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. Melbourne is recognized internationally as a business, cultural, education, research, technology and events based city. Through the development of the Office of Knowledge Capital (OKC), in partnership with the 8...
Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region.  Mondragon is considered the backbone of Alto region, a strategic place. This city-region is geographically located right at the center of the Basque Autonomous Community, a nation that extends its borderline influence...
Monterrey, Mexico. Nominated as Knowledge Metropolis. 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...
Montréal, Canada. Nominated as a Knowledge-Metropolis. Montréal has a rich industrial history, like other major cities in developed countries. However, it has experienced profound changes in recent decades as these industries have gradually been shifted to countries that offer...
Nominated as a Knowledge-City Reagion. Please visit the European Metropolregion Nuremberg website. Since some of the facts in the nomination document are the same like in 2010 here a short extract of the 2011's highlights: The cities and regions of the Metropolregion Nuremberg...
Ottawa, Canada. Nominated as a Knowledge City-region.   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....
Seoul, Korea. Nomination for Knowledge Metropolis. Seoul is the capital of Korea. The word "Seoul" means capital in traditional Korean. Seoul is a city in which the Hangang (River) flows through, from east to west, and is surrounded by great mountains, and the city contains...
Sfax, Tunisia. Nominated as Knowledge City Region. Second largest city in the country (1 million inhabitants), Sfax at 270 km from Tunis the capital city is in the south west of the country. Historically known for its entrepreneurial population and its openness on its...
Sheffield, submitted as a Knowledge City-Region. The Sheffield City Region or Greater Sheffield region as it is often referred is an area of England centred on Sheffield. It was one of eight city regions defined in the 2004 document Moving Forward: The Northern Way [2], as a...
Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis, Shenzhen is a major city in the south of Southern China's Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong. The area became China's first—and one of the most successful—Special Economic Zones (SEZs). It currently also holds sub-...
I would like to nominate Singapore in the K-Metropolis category. I believe the city still ranks very high in terms of all eight types of capitals forming the MAKCI Capital Framework.   Singapore. Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. Singapore is a multi-racial, -religious...
Tlemcen, Algeria. Nominated as Knowledge City-Region.   Located at 540 Km west of the capital Algiers and 140 km from the second largest city of the country (Oran), Tlemcen constitutes the living memory of Algeria. It was at one period of its life the capital of the Kingdom...
Nominated as Knowledge City-Region, Zurich, Switzerland is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. The city is Switzerland's main commercial and cultural centre and sometimes called the Cultural Capital of Switzerland, the political capital of...