Keywords: science city, characteristics, science cities worldwide, Tsukuba Science City, entrepreneurial science city, revitalisation, network, innovation, social capital
Science cities: their characteristics and future challenges
This article explores science cities and their basic characteristics. A brief outline of science cities in different parts of the world is given. A more detailed case description is presented on the most significant science city project in the world, Tsukuba Science City in Japan. Lastly, the future of science cities will be discussed in the light of recent trends and developments.