For some years now, cluster-focused strategies have been warmly embraced in academic and political circles. The term "cluster" is something of the flavour of the day with the concept proving to be of considerable appeal.
Looking beyond the current fashion for "clusters", the IAU's contribution aims to call on an inventory-based approach to clarify the concept of clusters on the theoretical level and investigate some of its political applications while also selecting and studying global clusters, closer analysis of which may be useful in meeting regional economic challenges.
“Science Cities” : Science Campuses and Clusters in 21st Century Metropolises
Creating science campuses that draw on an exchange of knowledge generated by different disciplines is a major focus for all cities seeking to attract innovative and creative R&D activities to their regions. These places are widely viewed as essential resources for the ...