21 October 2009

Network Cities: Creative Urban Agglomerations for the 21st Century

I Need this paper. Anyone please?: eduardo.hsoliveira@gmail.com
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Network Cities: Creative Urban Agglomerations for the 21st Century
David F. Batten - Urban Studies, Vol. 32, No. 2, 313-327 (1995)

Department of Infrastructure and Planning, Royal Institute of
Technology, S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

The global economy is nurturing an innovative class of polycentric
urban configurations: network cities. A network city evolves when two
or more previously independent cities, potentially complementary in
function, strive to cooperate and achieve significant scope economies
aided by fast and reliable corridors of transport and communications
infrastructure. Creative network cities place a higher priority on
knowledge-based activities like research, education and the creative
arts. The cooperative mechanisms may resemble those of inter-firm
networks in the sense that each urban player stands to benefit from
the synergies of interactive growth via reciprocity, knowledge
exchange and unexpected creativity. Two case studies are discussed
briefly—Randstad Holland and Kansai, Japan. Since much of their future
dynamism may rely upon transnational human resources, it is foreseen
that more network cities will transcend national borders during the
next millennium.

Urban Studies, Vol. 32, No. 2, 313-327 (1995)