Six years of UNESCO-World Technopolis Association workshops, held at various world cities and attended by government officials
and scholars from nearly all the world's countries, have resulted in a uniquely complete collection of reports on science
park and science city projects in most of those countries. These reports, of which a selected few form chapters in this book,
allow readers to compare knowledge-based development strategies, practices, and successes across countries. The chapters illustrate
varying levels of cooperation across government, industry, and academic sectors in the respective projects - and the reasons
and philosophies underlying this variation - and resulting differences in practices and results.