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Manchester: Ideopolis? Developing a knowledge capital

Manchester: Ideopolis? Developing a knowledge capital

Andy Westwood and Max Nathan
01 January 2002

Discusses the concept of "the ideopolis", an urban form that has emerged around the cities of Boston, Seattle, Austin, Helsinki, Barcelona, etc. Outlines the main features that make up an ideopolis or knowledge capital - driven by globalisation, knowledge-driven economy, world-class universities, leading sectors, airports, telecommunications and infrastructure.

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