Bento Gonçalves, Brasil. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Bento Gonçalves is a town located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazill. Created in 1875, it is one of the centres of the Italian immigration in Brazil. It is also known as the 'wine capital of Brazil', due to...
Nominated as a City-Region. Reasons for nomination: - 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,...
Curitiba, Brasil. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Curitiba is located in the wealthier southern part of Brazil. It is the capital of the predominantly agricultural state of Paraná and has a population of 1,760 500 (2010) http://www.sustainablecitiesnet.com/models/...
Dresden, Germany. Nominated as a Knowledge City Region. Dresden – the jewel of the Elbe When it comes to the nation's art treasures it might seem as if some German cities have received more than their fair share. Over the centuries, Dresden has accumulated so many that...
Dublin, Ireland. Nominated as a Knowledege City-Region. Dublin is both the largest city and the capital of Ireland. Along with the national economy, the city has experienced considerable economic growth in recent years and this has also resulted in a significant increase in...
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,...
Istanbul, Turkey. Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. Istanbul- The Capital of Cultures” builds a strong and meaningful brand name for Istanbul as The European Parliament has voiced Istanbul as the Cultural Capital of 2010. The main message behind this motto is “people of...
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.  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...
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...
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....
Przemyśl, Poland. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region Przemyśl is a city in south-eastern Poland with 66,756 inhabitants, as of June 2009.[1] In 1999, it became part of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship; it was previously the capital of Przemyśl Voivodeship. Przemyśl owes its long...
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...
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-...
Shiraz, Iran. Nominated as a City-Region. Shiraz is the sixth biggest city in Iran and is the capital of Fars Province. It is located in the southwest of the country on the ‘Rudkhaneye Khoshk’ seasonal river; 200K m from south seashore of Iran. It is built over a green plain of...
Tallinn,Estonia. Nominated as a Knowledge-City Region. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is located in Northern Europe in the north-eastern part of the Baltic Sea region. It is a city, a legend says, that is constantly reinventing itself. Modern Tallinn is developing rapidly,...
Tampere, Finland. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. The Tampere Region is one of Finland's fastest growing centres. There is a population of more than 210,000 in the city of Tampere, close to half a million in the Tampere Region and more than five million in Finland....
Tehran, Iran. Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis.   Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of 12,223,598 it is also Iran's largest urban area and city, the largest city in Western Asia and the 5th-largest city globally. In the 20th and 21st...
Przemyśl, Poland. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region Przemyśl is a city in south-eastern Poland with 66,756 inhabitants, as of June 2009.[1] In 1999, it became part of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship; it was previously the capital of Przemyśl Voivodeship. Przemyśl owes its long...