18. Tailored – Context-Sensitive – Urban Policies for Creative Knowledge Cities

  1. Sako Musterd3 and
  2. Zoltán Kovács4
  1. Sako Musterd1 and
  2. Zoltán Kovács2

Published Online: 5 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118554579.ch18

Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities

Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities

How to Cite

Musterd, S. and Kovács, Z. (2013) Tailored – Context-Sensitive – Urban Policies for Creative Knowledge Cities, in Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities (eds S. Musterd and Z. Kovács), John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118554579.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 4

    Institute of Geography, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Institute of Geography, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470675038

Online ISBN: 9781118554579

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Keywords:

  • pathways;
  • time–space context;
  • personal networks;
  • tailored policies

Summary

The final chapter draws together the different strands of policy interventions and provides an overall conclusion for the volume. The implications from this are that new policies for sustainable urban economic development should pay attention to pathways, place and personal networks. That does not imply that earlier policy strategies have become totally redundant. Some of the ‘classic’ strategies, in particular those that build on the potential benefits of agglomeration and clustering of specific sectors and their institutions, need attention as well. The material and virtual infrastructure, attractive tax systems, swift interaction, good access and smooth communications are all important to sustain. However, none of the policies developed involve adopting a simple uniform model of intervention. This volume demonstrates that policies should be tailored, simply because the national, local, physical, social, economic, cultural, political and institutional contexts require such an approach.