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Developing knowledge precincts in regional towns: Opportunities and challenges
Paper presented at the 2nd international urban design conference: Survival: Implementing tomorrow's city (2009)
  • Bhishna Bajracharya, Bond University
  • Linda Too, Bond University
  • Joan Imukuka, Bond University
  • Greg Hearn
Abstract

While extensive literature exists on creative cities and knowledge-based urban development focusing on large metropolitan cities, there is a paucity of literature looking into similar developments in small regional towns. The major aim of the paper is to examine the nature and potential for building knowledge-based urban development and creative precincts in regional towns. The paper will review national and international literature on creative/knowledge precincts in small towns to examine their key ideas and principles. The paper will also report on a case study of a small town of Cooroy in Noosa, Australia. The Cooroy Lower Mill Site and its surroundings are the designated location for what may be called a community-based creative knowledge precinct. The paper will critically examine the challenges and opportunities for setting up a creative knowledge precinct in Cooroy. Lastly the paper will discuss the importance of such precincts and initiatives for developing socially and culturally responsive towns and cities.

Keywords
  • knowledge-based urban development,
  • regional towns,
  • knowledge precincts
Publication Date
September 4, 2009
Comments
Published Version.

Bajracharya, B., Too, L., Imukuka, J. & Hearn, G. (2009). Developing knowledge precincts in regional towns: Opportunities and challenges. Paper presented at the 2nd international urban design conference: Survival: Implementing tomorrow's city, Gold Coast, Australia.

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2009 HERDC submission. FoR code: 1205

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Citation Information
Bhishna Bajracharya, Linda Too, Joan Imukuka and Greg Hearn. "Developing knowledge precincts in regional towns: Opportunities and challenges" Paper presented at the 2nd international urban design conference: Survival: Implementing tomorrow's city (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bhishna_bajracharya/12/