Explore, develop, innovate!: urban development for innovation economies

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dc.contributor.author Zundel, Bryan Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-29T20:08:38Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-29T20:08:38Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15689
dc.description.abstract Some cities target innovation to bolster their economy, because it drives economic growth. An emerging trend is to use urban regeneration to accomplish this desire. However, lack of understanding about land development effects on innovation is a major concern. Such uncertainty makes it difficult to create visions, plans, and designs for these environments. A major dilemma presents itself. In what way do urban designers develop innovation economies and what confidence can they have in those roles considering the lack of evidence about urban sites within larger innovation systems? In response to the dilemma, this research documents projects facilitating innovation in local economies. A catalog was the tool for exploring characteristics of these places and their connections to economic systems. The catalog acts as a decision framework by displaying these relationships through a goal, objective, and tactic hierarchy. This format illustrates how site-level decisions impact specific parts of the economy. By using the catalog, planners and designers may guide innovation through urban development. To accomplish this, developments must draw talented people with creative ideas and organizations willing to invest in those ideas. When synergies form between these groups, new goods and services become available. To build this innovative milieu, planners and designers EXPLORE regional and site-based opportunities to determine the tactics they utilize. Next, they DEVELOP plans for the places desired by and required for people who INNOVATE. These findings collectively instill confidence in the roles of planners and designers in their quest to cultivate innovative environments. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.subject Innovation district en_US
dc.subject Innovation economy en_US
dc.subject Urban design en_US
dc.subject Urban revitalization en_US
dc.subject Knowledge-Based Urban Development en_US
dc.title Explore, develop, innovate!: urban development for innovation economies en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.advisor Jason Brody en_US
dc.subject.umi Area Planning and Development (0341) en_US
dc.subject.umi Landscape Architecture (0390) en_US
dc.subject.umi Urban Planning (0999) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US

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