While extensive literature exists on creative cities and knowledge-based urban development focusing on large metropolitan cities, there is a paucity of literature looking into similar developments in small regional towns. The major aim of the paper is to examine the nature and potential for building knowledge-based urban development and creative precincts in regional towns. The paper will review national and international literature on creative/knowledge precincts in small towns to examine their key ideas and principles. The paper will also report on a case study of a small town of Cooroy in Noosa, Australia. The Cooroy Lower Mill Site and its surroundings are the designated location for what may be called a community-based creative knowledge precinct. The paper will critically examine the challenges and opportunities for setting up a creative knowledge precinct in Cooroy. Lastly the paper will discuss the importance of such precincts and initiatives for developing socially and culturally responsive towns and cities.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||2nd International Urban Design Conference: Survival: Implementing tomorrow's city - Gold Coast, Australia|
Duration: 2 Sep 2009 → 4 Sep 2009
Conference number: 2nd
|Conference||2nd International Urban Design Conference|
|Period||2/09/09 → 4/09/09|
Bajracharya, B., Too, L., Imukuka, J., & Hearn, G. (2009). Developing knowledge precincts in regional towns: Opportunities and challenges. Paper presented at 2nd International Urban Design Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.