Beyond planning: Sydney’s knowledge sector development

Searle, Glen and Pritchard, Bill (2008). Beyond planning: Sydney’s knowledge sector development. In Tan Yigitcanlar, Koray Velibeyoglu and Scott Baum (Ed.), Knowledge-based urban development: Planning and applications in the information era (pp. 184-202) Hershey, PA, U.S.A.: Information Science Reference.

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Author Searle, Glen
Pritchard, Bill
Title of chapter Beyond planning: Sydney’s knowledge sector development
Title of book Knowledge-based urban development: Planning and applications in the information era
Place of Publication Hershey, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Information Science Reference
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781599047225
Editor Tan Yigitcanlar
Koray Velibeyoglu
Scott Baum
Chapter number 11
Start page 184
End page 202
Total pages 19
Total chapters 16
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter explores Sydney’s knowledge-based development, surveying reasons for its concentration of such development including the role of planning. Sydney’s high-knowledge industry concentration is seen as the product of the city’s commercial leadership, its high share of transnational corporations associated with Sydney’s global economy role, and its high proportion of skilled immigration. Such factors have resulted in a knowledge sector that is concentrated around central and near northern Sydney, and in the formation of several distinct clusters of knowledge-based industries. Case studies of the information technology and telecommunication industry and the multimedia industry suggest that Sydney’s concentration of corporate headquarters has been a key driver of growth in these industries, while the presence of a large pool of computer-based skills has stimulated and fed multimedia development. Metropolitan planning strategies have lacked firm principles for the development of knowledge-based industries. Instead, planning for these industries focused on a series of ad hoc place-specific initiatives that have been much less significant than market forces in supporting knowledge-based development in Sydney.
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Created: Mon, 31 Oct 2011, 19:56:27 EST by Associate Professor Glen Searle on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management