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Informational cities are prototypical cities of the knowledge society. According to Castells, in those cities space of flows (flows of money, power and information) tend to override spaces of place. ...

Informational cities are prototypical cities of the knowledge society. According to Castells, in those cities space of flows (flows of money, power and information) tend to override spaces of place. Infrastructures of information and communication technology (ICT) and cognitive infrastructures have a high impact on urban development and economic growth. This conceptual article frames indicators which are able to mark the degree of “informativeness” of a city. The aim of our article is to provide a basis for further informational city research and to demonstrate a theoretical framework with the help of a case study (with the example of Singapore).

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  • Dimensions of Informational City Research
    Agnes Mainka & Sviatlana Khveshchanka
    1
    Source: http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/3760973/Informationa_City_SIngapore
  • world city
    informationalcity
    global city
    ICT infrastructure
    cognitiveinfrastructure
    digital city
    knowledgecity
    ubiquitouscity
    cognitivecity
    creativecity
    networkedcity
    Why “informational city” research?
    2
  • ICT and cognitive infrastructures
    world city hierarchy
    weak location factors
    political willingness
    labour market
    mix of companies
    Framework of indicators
    3
    View slide
  • ICT infrastructure
    4
    Measuring the knowledge society
    • ICT Development Index
    (Rank 15 for Singapore in 2007)
    • Networked Readiness Ranking
    (Rank 2 for Singapore in 2010)
    View slide
  • Physical infrastructure
    5
    Source: Mechtild Stock
  • World city hierarchy
    6
    Flows of capital, power and information
    Capital and power:
    • amount of capital
    Information:
    • Connectivity between branches, headquarters, suppliers and consumers
    • STM publications
    – co-authorship - citations
    Source: Mechtild Stock
  • Labour market
    7
    Source: Dornstädter, R., Finkelmeyer, S., & Shanmuganathan, N. (2011). Job-Polarisierung in informationellen Städten. Information – Wissenschaft und Praxis, 62(2-3), 95-102.
  • 8
    Major types of companies:
    Capital-intensive service providers
    Knowledge-intensive high tech companies
    Mixture of service providers and industrial companies
    Creative companies
    Mix of companies
    Source: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/2000/velka/1-12313172492sOG.jpg (12.06.11)
  • 9
    Major types of companies in Singapore in2009:
    Wholesale and retail trade companies (27.5 %)
    Companies with professional, scientific and technical activities (16.3 %)
    Financial and insurance companies (11.8 %)
    Information and communication companies (6.5 %)
    Mix of companies in Singapore
    Source: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/2000/velka/1-12313172492sOG.jpg (12.06.11)
  • 10
    “A knowledge city is a city that aims at a
    knowledge-based development, by encouraging
    the continuous creation, sharing, evaluation,
    renewal and update of knowledge”.
    Ergazakis et al., 2004, p. 7
    Knowledge city
    Source: http://hdwallpaper-s.com/wallpapers/12/Eco_City.jpg (12.06.11)
  • 11
    Measuring the knowledge city
    Number of :
    graduates
    knowledge-intensive companies/institutions
    knowledge workers
    scientific publications (papers & patents)
    citations of scientific publications
    Knowledge city
    Source: http://hdwallpaper-s.com/wallpapers/12/Eco_City.jpg (12.06.11)
  • 12
    3 Regional Libraries
    19 Public Libraries
    National Library
    Libraries in Singapore
    Source: MAP - http://www.nlb.gov.sg/ANNUALREPORT/FY06/LIBRARY.HTM (02.12.10); PHOTO - W.G. Stock
  • 13
    Digital library Singapore
    Source: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg (15.06.11)
  • 14
    Universities in Singapore
  • 15
    One-North
    Changi Business Park
    International Business Park
    Technology Corridor
    Science Park
    Science & business parks in Singapore
  • 16
    Biopolis
    Fusionopolis
    Science & business parks in Singapore
    Source: Flickr - Henryleongwh; Flickr- yeowatzup
  • 17
    Scientific output in Singapore: Patents granted
    Source: http://www.ipos.gov.sg/topNav/pub/sta/pat/No.+of+Singapore+patent+grants+registrations.htm (02.03.11)
  • 18
    Scientific output in Singapore: Articles
    Source: Web of Science
  • 19
    Core creative industries:
    Film, television, entertainment
    Authors, publishers, print media
    Composers, music production
    Architecture, visual arts, design
    Advertising, marketing
    Performing arts Baum et al., 2009
    Creative city
    Source: http://www.prismdecision.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Creativity.png (13.06.11)
  • 20
    Creative industries development strategy
    by
    Ministry of Information, Communications and the
    Arts (MICA)
    Main objective: to create a vibrant and
    sustainable creative cluster in Singapore
    Creative city Singapore
    Source: Flickr (Ponspider)
  • Political willingness
    21
    Source:
  • Weak location factors
    22
    Source: Mechtild Stock
  • 23
    Questions?
    ? ? ?
    Thank you!