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The triple-helix model of smart cities: a neo evolutionary perspective.

Leydesdorff, Loet and Deakin, Mark (2011) The triple-helix model of smart cities: a neo evolutionary perspective. Journal of Urban Technology, 18 (2). pp. 53-63. ISSN 1063 0732

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This paper sets out to demonstrate how the triple-helix model enables us to study the knowledge base of an urban economy in terms of its civil society's support for the evolution of the city as a key component of an innovation system. It argues that cities can be considered as densities in networks among three relevant dynamics: the intellectual capital of universities, the wealth creation of industries, and the democratic government of civil society. It goes on to suggest that these interactions generate dynamic spaces within cities where knowledge can be exploited to bootstrap the technology of regional innovation systems. These dynamic spaces can best be understood as spaces of ubiquitous information and communication technologies (ICT) where knowledge is key to regional innovation systems, creating the notion of “smart cities.”

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1063 0732
Uncontrolled Keywords: Triple-helix; urban economy; smart cities; regional innovation systems;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 696 Utilities
700 Arts & recreation > 710 Landscaping & area planning > 711 Area planning
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Item ID: 5289
Depositing User: Mark Deakin
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 11:43
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 10:44
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5289

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