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CRAFTINGINNOVATIVEPLACESfor Australia’s KnowledgeEconomyForeword by Peter NewmanEDWARD 


In this book, we call for rediscovering the role of places in incubatinginnovation to drive Australia’s knowledge economy, drawing upon experiencesand practices around the world. We unpack the new imperatives andparadigms of innovative place making within the contemporary forces ofglobalisation, urbanisation, and especially innovation. We integrate planning,policy, economics, and urban design to forge a ‘crafting’ approach toco-creating and co-designing innovative places. The world is changingfast, with mounting uncertainty and unpredictability. The power to solvethe problems of a post-industrial society lies in communities (Katz andNowak 2017). This shifting of power towards a local level is occurring notonly in the United States and Europe but also in Asia and other developingregions. Australia is no exception

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