Building the Knowledge Culture

Defining the City: Use KM/Knowledge Services to Make Your Point

Guy St. Clair

What is a city? And what is the role of knowledge development and knowledge sharing – what knowledge workers refer to as “KD/KS” – in the life of a city? A challenge from Mr. Joan Clos, the newly installed Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (popularly known as UN-HABITAT), gives us something to think about in this connection. More specifically, to think about how the work we do affects society at a macro level. Mr. Clos’s challenge also – not to put too fine a point on it – provides an intriguing opportunity for people working with…
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