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By Doreen Massey, David Wield

Technological know-how parks have gotten confirmed in expanding numbers in just about all elements of the realm. Promoted as areas at the frontiers of technological know-how the place a brand new breed of scientist-entrepreneur invents a brand new destiny, extolled as high-status offices the place a brand new variety of worker and versatile labour technique is within the making, they're visible because the power saviours of neighborhood and nationwide economies. High-Tech Fantasies criticises the divisive hype of technological know-how parks arguing that either the speculation and perform are unproductive for the economic climate and for any socially innovative technological know-how and know-how. wondering accountability, innovation and symbolism, the authors discover the mutual choice of society, technological know-how and house.

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The conflicts which may arise between objectives, and their relation to the geography of park aims, will be explored in chapter 7. But what we shall do in the rest of this chapter is focus on the four aims (postulated effects) highlighted above. They provide specific criteria, from the statements of those responsible for setting up and running science parks in the UK, against which parks may be evaluated. Others have attempted such an exercise, and have usually emerged with a pronouncement either that science parks are a runaway success, or that they are a failure, a drop in the ocean.

The example of Cambridge Science Park also again illustrates one aim of some science-park projects: to obtain a return on investment in the park. According to Carter and Watts: The development and management objectives reflect the college’s dual role: first in the property context as landowner, funder and developer; and secondly, as a leading academic body. The prime objectives were to achieve a commercial investment return commensurate with prime 24 SCIENCE PARKS IN THEIR OWN TERMS industrial property and successful development which would not be a drain on Trinity’s portfolio…Other objectives were to utilise unproductive land whilst at the same time removing an eyesore in the proposed green belt; to encourage the development of science based industry as envisaged in the Mott report; and, to provide the flexibility to meet the rapidly changing needs and demands of innovative science-based firms.

They provide specific criteria, from the statements of those responsible for setting up and running science parks in the UK, against which parks may be evaluated. Others have attempted such an exercise, and have usually emerged with a pronouncement either that science parks are a runaway success, or that they are a failure, a drop in the ocean. Our assessment is more measured. For one thing, science parks so far have only fairly short histories. Yet many of their aims are necessarily long term.

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