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Knowledge City

1 March 2004
Dr. Moria Levy

The term Knowledge City is concept in the world of Knowledge Management, which refers to a city planned and designed especially in order to encourage knowledge cultivation within the city.

In order for a city to be recognized as a knowledge city it must, as a start, have a university (knowledge development facility) and an airport (knowledge sharing facility).

A knowledge city is:

  • A city which possesses tools for creating knowledge for its citizens;

  • A city with a chain of public libraries which meet the European standard;

  • A city in which all citizens have access to all new communication technologies;

  • All devices and cultural services share a central educational strategy;

  • A city which has a local newspaper and a book-reading level similar to the European average;

  • A city with a network of schools connected with a center for arts education in their field;

  • A city which respects the variety of its citizens' cultural specializations;

  • A city which directs its streets to cultural services;

  • A city which simplifies the cultural activities of shared communities and associations in the city by providing the required space and resources;

  • A city with urban centers opened to the public and encourage frontal interactions;

  • A city which provides visitors from out of town with tools required for the visitors in order to self-express.

A book with a city and trees
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