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Orchestrating knowledge-based urban development : lessons from multimedia super corridor, Malaysia

By Tan Yigitcanlar and Muna Sarimin


In the era of knowledge economy, cities and regions have started increasingly investing on their physical, social and knowledge infrastructures so as to foster, attract and retain global talent and investment. Knowledge-based urban development as a new paradigm in urban planning and development is being implemented across the globe in order to increase the competitiveness of cities and regions. This chapter provides an overview of the lessons from Multimedia Super Corridor, Malaysia as one of the first large scale manifestations of knowledge-based urban development in South East Asia. The chapter investigates the application of the knowledge-based urban development concept within the Malaysian context, and, particularly, scrutinises the development and evolution of Multimedia Super Corridor by focusing on strategies, implementation policies, infrastructural implications, and agencies involved in the development and management of the corridor. In the light of the literature and case findings, the chapter provides generic recommendations, on the orchestration of knowledge-based urban development, for other cities and regions seeking such development

Topics: 120505 Regional Analysis and Development, 120507 Urban Analysis and Development, Knowledge Based Urban Development, Knowledge Economy, Multimedia Super Corridor, Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur, Multimedia Development Corporation, Knowledge Worker, Knowledge Era
Publisher: IGI Global/Information Science Reference
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.4018/978-1-61520-721-3.ch017
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