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Knowledge-based urban development of cross-border twin cities

Knowledge-based urban development of cross-border twin cities Knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) has recently emerged as a central topic of discussion among scholars and practitioners interested in urban development tools and policies. However, what has rarely been discussed before is whether KBUD can be achieved in a cross-border context. This paper sets out to propose an analytical framework for empirical studies on the shared KBUD processes of cross-border twin cities, based on indicators adapted from the literature on cross-border regional innovation systems. The proposed framework was tested with two cases: Helsinki-Tallinn and Copenhagen-Malmö. The results demonstrate the feasibility of the framework, guide potential further studies on KBUD and twin cities and raise relevant suggestions for urban policy-makers in border regions. Keywords: border region; Copenhagen; cross-border innovation cooperation; cross-border regional innovation system; Helsinki; innovation; integration; knowledge-based urban development; KBUD; Malmö; Oresund; similarity; twin city; Tallinn. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Makkonen, T. and Weidenfeld, A. (2016) `Knowledge-based urban development of cross-border twin cities', Int. J. Knowledge-Based Development, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp.389­406. Biographical notes: Teemu Makkonen holds a PhD and a title of Docent in Economic Geography. He is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Social Research (University http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development Inderscience Publishers

Knowledge-based urban development of cross-border twin cities

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Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN
2040-4468
eISSN
2040-4476
DOI
10.1504/IJKBD.2016.080881
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Abstract

Knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) has recently emerged as a central topic of discussion among scholars and practitioners interested in urban development tools and policies. However, what has rarely been discussed before is whether KBUD can be achieved in a cross-border context. This paper sets out to propose an analytical framework for empirical studies on the shared KBUD processes of cross-border twin cities, based on indicators adapted from the literature on cross-border regional innovation systems. The proposed framework was tested with two cases: Helsinki-Tallinn and Copenhagen-Malmö. The results demonstrate the feasibility of the framework, guide potential further studies on KBUD and twin cities and raise relevant suggestions for urban policy-makers in border regions. Keywords: border region; Copenhagen; cross-border innovation cooperation; cross-border regional innovation system; Helsinki; innovation; integration; knowledge-based urban development; KBUD; Malmö; Oresund; similarity; twin city; Tallinn. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Makkonen, T. and Weidenfeld, A. (2016) `Knowledge-based urban development of cross-border twin cities', Int. J. Knowledge-Based Development, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp.389­406. Biographical notes: Teemu Makkonen holds a PhD and a title of Docent in Economic Geography. He is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Social Research (University

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International Journal of Knowledge-Based DevelopmentInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2016

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