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Knowledge Cities

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Marco Amati

on 2 September 2014

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Transcript of Knowledge Cities

Knowledge Cities
Case study 1: Knowledge Cities for Environmental Awareness
Canberra Urban Forest Plan 2008
Case study 2: Knowledge Cities for Democracy
Is there a difference between a rural and an urban website?
Cities as centres of knowledge:
- industrial capital: 'the age of cities'
- human capital:
- knowledge clusters
- creative cities
- digital capital
- smart cities
Charles Booth - 1898-99
Introduction: the knowledge city in historical context
Cities in the 21st century
What is new?

- the development and diffusion of ICT
- data and the internet of things
- social media and many to many communications
- increasingly complex or 'wicked' urban problems?
Melbourne's Urban Forest Strategy 2013
'Knowledge' Melbourne
Melbourne Knowledge Week
Urban Bioblitz
Key question: how can this kind of crowdsourced 'inexpert' information be effectively used by city governments?
Case study 3: Public wifi
- city fibre networks
- 801.11 (Wi-Fi) standard
- first Wi-Fi wave municipalities
- private companies
- community groups
- iPhone
- ubiquitous coverage
Policy questions

- investment rationales

- spectrum regulation

- access vs. security

- citizen expectation

- digital divide

- what are the uses of data?
Dr Ian McShane
A/Prof Marco Amati
CityGuard: your direct link to Abu Dhabi government 2014
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