Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Alicante is a port city on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.  It is the capital city of one of three provinces that conform the Valencian Community. Its population accounts for 334,418 inhabitants (INE2010...
Nominated as Knowledge City-Region, Arequipa, Peru is the second largest city in Peru and the capital of andine touristical sites. Arequipa is located at an altitude of 2325 m in the desert mountains of the Andes. This beautiful city is practically...
Austin, Texas (USA). Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Austin strikes a balance between nature, education, the arts, and commerce. Austin, the Texas state capital and the Travis County seat, is fueled by an entrepreneurial attitude that has...
Bangalore, India. Nominated as a Knowledge city-region. Bangalore is referred to as the ‘IT Capital of India’ as well as the ‘Biotech City’. The city plays a prominent role in international electronics, telecommunications and information technology contributing almost 40% of...
Barcelona, Spain. Nominated as a Knowledge-Metropolis. Strenghts Racial/ethnic diversity reflecting ties to most parts of the world Global connectivity: an international port and airport Strong interaction between the industrial and academic world Human Capital: Skills,...
Bento Gonçalves, Brasil. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Bento Gonçalves is a town located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazill. Created in 1875, it is one of the centres of the Italian immigration in Brazil. It is also known as the 'wine capital of Brazil', due to...
Nominated as a City-Region. Reasons for nomination: - Building a comprehensive and overall Strategy to transform a manufacturing city into a creative and knowledge city (new spaces of interest art and culture, arquitecture & design, financial and technology services,...
Boston, Ma. USA. Nominated as a Knowledge City_region. Boston is well positioned to navigate this period of global change and challenge, as it has done in every century since its founding. In the early 19th century, Boston ships plied the improbable China Trade on the Atlantic...
Brisbane, Australia, Nominated as a Knowledge-City Region.  ‘Smart State’ brand of Brisbane (1998) has started as local economic development strategy basically aiming to create jobs for the future for Queensland. The ‘Smart’ brand has later been extended to other policy...
Copenhagen, Denmark. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and its most populous city, with an urban population of 1,213,822 (as of 1 January 2012) and a metropolitan population of 1,950,522 (as of 1 January 2013). Copenhagen is situated on...
Curitiba, Brasil. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Curitiba is located in the wealthier southern part of Brazil. It is the capital of the predominantly agricultural state of Paraná and has a population of 1,760 500 (2010) http://www.sustainablecitiesnet.com/models/...
Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis With its geographically endowed fertile fields enclosed by Geumhogang River and its tributary Sincheon, Daegu has been home to a large population since prehistoric times, helping the settlers to create a rich and unique cultural heritage....
Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. Nominated as a Knowledge City-region. A new Aquarium and an innovative Sporting Port are part of knowledge-based developments being made in in the city-region of San Sebastian-Donostia (Basque Country, Spain) to foster a higher quality of living...
Dresden, Germany. Nominated as a Knowledge City Region. Dresden – the jewel of the Elbe When it comes to the nation's art treasures it might seem as if some German cities have received more than their fair share. Over the centuries, Dresden has accumulated so many that...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nominated as Knowledge-City Region. Dubai is a city-state in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate of the same name. The emirate of Dubai is located southeast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the seven...
Dublin, Ireland. Nominated as a Knowledege City-Region. Dublin is both the largest city and the capital of Ireland. Along with the national economy, the city has experienced considerable economic growth in recent years and this has also resulted in a significant increase in...
Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (population 490,270). o Home of McMaster University (rated as Canada’s most innovative university) and winner of Canada’s Research University of the Year. o Home of the World Congress on Intellectual Capital,...
Holon, Israel. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Holon is adopting an approach promoting ongoing renewal, innovation and the pursuit of knowledge and information within the organization and from the organization outward. The city has ways of making the knowledge available...
Nominated as Knowledge Metropolis, Hong Kong, China is one of two Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the other being Macau. A city-state  situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea,...
Hyderabad, India. Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyderabad,_Andhra_Pradesh)   Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is known as the City of Pearls . The city is one of the largest metropolitans of India with an...
Istanbul, Turkey. Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. Istanbul- The Capital of Cultures” builds a strong and meaningful brand name for Istanbul as The European Parliament has voiced Istanbul as the Cultural Capital of 2010. The main message behind this motto is “people of...
Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. Kuala Lumpur is the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia  . The city covering an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi), has a population estimate of 1.6 million as of 2012. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the...
Nominated as Knowledge City-Region, Lund, Sweden is a medium-sized university city with a research-intensive industry. It is located in the province of Skåne, at the southern tip of Sweden. In the cobblestoned old town, the grand, centuries-old Lund Cathedral was built in the...
Manchester, UK. Nominated as a City-Region. The Manchester City Region (MCR) is the second largest conurbation in the UK with a population of over two and a half million people living within 12 miles (20km) of the city centre. It regroups the two cities of Manchester and...
  Nominated as a Knowledge City-region, Manizales has a position of an intermediate city within the country; it is recognized for initiating development in the coffee economy along with their industrial productivity. Manizales has distinguished itself nationally as a...
Nominated as Knowledge City-Region, Medellin, Colombia is the second largest city in Colombia and the country'scapital of entrepeneurship. Medellin, has recently become the focal point of Colombia's renaissance. Medellin was once ground zero for Colombia’s drug wars but has...
Melbourne, Australia. Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. Melbourne is recognized internationally as a business, cultural, education, research, technology and events based city. Through the development of the Office of Knowledge Capital (OKC), in partnership with the 8...
Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region.  Mondragon is considered the backbone of Alto region, a strategic place. This city-region is geographically located right at the center of the Basque Autonomous Community, a nation that extends its borderline influence...
Monterrey, Mexico. Nominated as Knowledge Metropolis. Reasons for Monterrey's nomination: • Monterrey city-region with 4% population of the country contributes 8% of its GDP. It houses the largest software developing company and one of the largest private higher education...
Montréal, Canada. Nominated as a Knowledge-Metropolis. Montréal has a rich industrial history, like other major cities in developed countries. However, it has experienced profound changes in recent decades as these industries have gradually been shifted to countries that offer...
NANCY is currently building a very exemplary "knowledge city" campus called Artem and gathering a business school, Art school, an engineering and technology school, and several basic science research labs, all of them being firt range in their discipline. This campus is located...
Nominated as Knowledge City-Region, Newcastle upon Tyne, in UK is a university city on the River Tyne in northeast England. Newcastle upon Tyne with its twin city, Gateshead, it was a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution and is now a...
Nominated as a Knowledge-City Reagion. Please visit the European Metropolregion Nuremberg website. Since some of the facts in the nomination document are the same like in 2010 here a short extract of the 2011's highlights: The cities and regions of the Metropolregion Nuremberg...
Ottawa, Canada. Nominated as a Knowledge City-region.   As with other national capitals, the main business of Ottawa has long been government and the cities identity was that of a government town. During the 1990s and into the 21st century this identity began to shift....
Przemyśl, Poland. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region Przemyśl is a city in south-eastern Poland with 66,756 inhabitants, as of June 2009.[1] In 1999, it became part of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship; it was previously the capital of Przemyśl Voivodeship. Przemyśl owes its long...
Pune, India Reasons for Nomination: • Pune was selected by UNIDO as a “dynamic city region” focusing on three sectors, namely, automobiles/auto components, information technology/electronics hardware, and biotechnology. It is fast emerging as a hub for info-tech and IT-...
Seattle, USA. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Seattle is a major coastal seaport and the seat of King County, in the U.S. state of Washington. With 620,778 residents as of 2011, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and the largest...
Seoul, Korea. Nomination for Knowledge Metropolis. Seoul is the capital of Korea. The word "Seoul" means capital in traditional Korean. Seoul is a city in which the Hangang (River) flows through, from east to west, and is surrounded by great mountains, and the city contains...
Sfax, Tunisia. Nominated as Knowledge City Region. Second largest city in the country (1 million inhabitants), Sfax at 270 km from Tunis the capital city is in the south west of the country. Historically known for its entrepreneurial population and its openness on its...
Sheffield, submitted as a Knowledge City-Region. The Sheffield City Region or Greater Sheffield region as it is often referred is an area of England centred on Sheffield. It was one of eight city regions defined in the 2004 document Moving Forward: The Northern Way [2], as a...
Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis, Shenzhen is a major city in the south of Southern China's Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong. The area became China's first—and one of the most successful—Special Economic Zones (SEZs). It currently also holds sub-...
Shiraz, Iran. Nominated as a City-Region. Shiraz is the sixth biggest city in Iran and is the capital of Fars Province. It is located in the southwest of the country on the ‘Rudkhaneye Khoshk’ seasonal river; 200K m from south seashore of Iran. It is built over a green plain of...
I would like to nominate Singapore in the K-Metropolis category. I believe the city still ranks very high in terms of all eight types of capitals forming the MAKCI Capital Framework.   Singapore. Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. Singapore is a multi-racial, -religious...
Tallinn,Estonia. Nominated as a Knowledge-City Region. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is located in Northern Europe in the north-eastern part of the Baltic Sea region. It is a city, a legend says, that is constantly reinventing itself. Modern Tallinn is developing rapidly,...
Tampere, Finland. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. The Tampere Region is one of Finland's fastest growing centres. There is a population of more than 210,000 in the city of Tampere, close to half a million in the Tampere Region and more than five million in Finland....
Tehran, Iran. Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis.   Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of 12,223,598 it is also Iran's largest urban area and city, the largest city in Western Asia and the 5th-largest city globally. In the 20th and 21st...
Tlemcen, Algeria. Nominated as Knowledge City-Region.   Located at 540 Km west of the capital Algiers and 140 km from the second largest city of the country (Oran), Tlemcen constitutes the living memory of Algeria. It was at one period of its life the capital of the Kingdom...
Nominated as a Knowledge Metropolis. The Tokyo-Yokohama region was the top most ranking centre of bio-technology research amongst 30 largest bio-technology research centres in the world in the period 2002-2004. • The city was also the top most ranking centre for research in...
Valencia, Spain, nominated as a Knowledge city-region. Its City Council is energetically pursuing knowledge-based initiatives, putting Valencia's future as a KC in perspective as "incredible but true", with five different slogans of campaign: 1.1.- THE VALENCIA OF THE SEA....
Vancouver, Canada. Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Reasons for nomination: * Intelligent demo, * Highly livable, * Walkabe, * Preserved downtown, * Art and culture everywhere, * Techno savvy From Wikipedia: In 2006, the Greater Vancouver CMA had a population of 2,...
Vienna, Austria, nominated as a Knowledge City-Region (pop 1.794.770). Vienna is Austria's capital, with a population of round about 1.8 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area) more than 20% of Austria's population, and its cultural, economic, and political centre. It...
Nominated as Knowledge City-Region, Zurich, Switzerland is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. The city is Switzerland's main commercial and cultural centre and sometimes called the Cultural Capital of Switzerland, the political capital of...