Please note that this RPG Seminar will be held virtually via Zoom at the normal time [26 November 2021 (Friday), 13:00 p.m.]
Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
The link between knowledge production and urban form has attracted much academic and policy attention. Specifically, place-based policies such as technological development zones, university towns, and knowledge districts have been implemented to shape knowledge production in Chinese cities. Despite many fruitful analyses, limited attention has been paid to mapping and assessing the impacts of these place-based policies on knowledge production at the intra-city level. This study therefore aims to explore the patterns and processes of such impacts in Chinese cities. It will first provide a fine-scale mapping of knowledge production based on geocoded patent and publication data. The study subsequently models how built environment factors in general and abovementioned place-based policies in particular are associated with knowledge production. Lastly, it will explore the socioeconomic impacts of knowledge districts or ‘zones’ such as housing prices. Empirical results will inform planning and urban development policies for the knowledge economy.
About the Speaker
Mr. Chen WAN is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Uban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Master’s degree in Geographical Information Science from the Wuhan University. His research interests include urban geography and spatial data analysis.
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