The overarching research topic addressed in this book is the complex and multifaceted interaction between infrastructural accessibility/connectivity of city-regions on the one hand and knowledge generation in these city-regions on the other hand. To this end, the book brings together chapters analysing how infrastructural accessibility is related to changing patterns of business location of knowledge-intensive industries in city-regions. The chapters in this book specifically dwell on recent manifestations of and developments in the accessibility/knowledge-nexus, with a particular metageographical focus on how this materializes in major city-regions. In the different chapters, this shifting relation is broached from different perspectives (seaports, airports, brainports), at different scales (ranging from global-scale analyses to case studies), and by adopting a variety of methodologies (straddling the wide variety of methodological approaches currently adopted in human geography research). Researchers contributing to this edited volume come from different scholarly backgrounds (sociology, human geography, regional planning), which allows for a varied treatise of this research topic.

chapter |7 pages

Introduction Knowledge Hubs

Infrastructure and the Knowledge Economy in City-Regions

chapter I|111 pages

Part I

chapter 1|20 pages

Knowledge Flows and Physical Connectivity in the Global Economy

An Exploration of the Related Geographies of Producer Services and Air Passenger Markets

chapter 2|24 pages

Knowledge Hubs

Poles of Physical Accessibility and Non-physical Connectivity

chapter 4|18 pages

Hub-airports as Cities of Intersections

The Redefined Role of Hub-airports within the Knowledge Economy Context

chapter 5|26 pages

European Port Cities

Embodiments of Interaction – Knowledge and Freight Flow as Catalysts of Spatial Development

chapter II|57 pages

Part II

chapter 7|18 pages

Urban and Regional Analysis and the Digital Revolution

Challenges and Opportunities

chapter 8|16 pages

Mediating the City

The Role of Planned Media Cities in the Geographies of Creative Industry Activity