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University and Industrial City Transition

Chen, Sixian LU (2011) SGEM02 20111
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
In advanced western countries, many industrial cities have developed new strategies of development after industry decline. These strategies share some similarities like emphasize on building environment to attract business. Followed this trend is heavy input on higher education. This thesis is conducted to understand these trends and find the correlations. Conceptually, it combines and discusses approaches to urban issues from different perspectives, including Creative Class approach, human capital theory, urban entrepreneurialism and welfare capitalism, with the purpose to account for relevant studies and provide multiple context explanations. The empirical part is a case study of the transition of the former industrial city Malmö to a... (More)
In advanced western countries, many industrial cities have developed new strategies of development after industry decline. These strategies share some similarities like emphasize on building environment to attract business. Followed this trend is heavy input on higher education. This thesis is conducted to understand these trends and find the correlations. Conceptually, it combines and discusses approaches to urban issues from different perspectives, including Creative Class approach, human capital theory, urban entrepreneurialism and welfare capitalism, with the purpose to account for relevant studies and provide multiple context explanations. The empirical part is a case study of the transition of the former industrial city Malmö to a knowledge city, with a focus on the decision-making process and the role played by Malmö University. The thesis asks two questions: Why did Malmö choose to become a knowledge city? What role does Malmö University play in the transition of Malmö? By seeking the answers to these two questions, the thesis aims to provide an extensive and deep explanation for this phenomenon and open up a holistic context to understand the changes and situations modern cities are confronted with. (Less)
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Chen, Sixian LU
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organization
alternative title
Case Study of Malmö's Transition with a Focus on the Role Played by Malmö University
course
SGEM02 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
industrial city, transition, university, Malmö, urban development
language
English
id
2365373
date added to LUP
2012-02-27 15:01:35
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2012-02-27 15:01:35
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  abstract     = {In advanced western countries, many industrial cities have developed new strategies of development after industry decline. These strategies share some similarities like emphasize on building environment to attract business. Followed this trend is heavy input on higher education. This thesis is conducted to understand these trends and find the correlations. Conceptually, it combines and discusses approaches to urban issues from different perspectives, including Creative Class approach, human capital theory, urban entrepreneurialism and welfare capitalism, with the purpose to account for relevant studies and provide multiple context explanations. The empirical part is a case study of the transition of the former industrial city Malmö to a knowledge city, with a focus on the decision-making process and the role played by Malmö University. The thesis asks two questions: Why did Malmö choose to become a knowledge city? What role does Malmö University play in the transition of Malmö? By seeking the answers to these two questions, the thesis aims to provide an extensive and deep explanation for this phenomenon and open up a holistic context to understand the changes and situations modern cities are confronted with.},
  author       = {Chen, Sixian},
  keyword      = {industrial city,transition,university,Malmö,urban development},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {University and Industrial City Transition},
  year         = {2011},
}