Tacit knowledge transfer for city design

Aranda-Mena, G 2018, 'Tacit knowledge transfer for city design', in Priyadarsini Rajagopalan, Mary Myla Andamon (ed.) Proceedings of the 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2018), Melbourne, Australia, 28 November - 1 December 2018, pp. 761-769.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Tacit knowledge transfer for city design
Author(s) Aranda-Mena, G
Year 2018
Conference name ANZAScA 2018: Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 28 November - 1 December 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2018)
Editor(s) Priyadarsini Rajagopalan, Mary Myla Andamon
Publisher Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 761
End page 769
Total pages 9
Abstract This methodology paper aims to inform a multinational competitive research grant application on research approaches for knowledge sharing and in particular, tacit knowledge. The overall project involves researchers, planners and city designers from three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. The project aims to facilitate knowledge transfer from European model-cities to recipient cities in developing regions. The paper develops a critical review of research methods and techniques for tacit knowledge elicitation coupled with explicit knowledge sharing. Current methods for knowledge capture and its application in urban design overlay on explicit knowledge including the knowledge sharing frameworks under the EU Integrated Urban Development, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy. This paper proposes a complementary side to the current framework by applying the Repertory Grid Technique (RGT). RGT provides an approach and a method to externalise participants' knowledge and their tacit cognitive process. The technique links to Personal Construct Theory, thus building a sound theoretical framework. Knowledge transfer for the collaborative project is expected to take place across eight model and recipient cities. This paper provides an appropriate framework showing how knowledge elicitation can take place across project participants including expert city designers, planners and non-cognate stakeholders such as community representatives.
Subjects Building Science and Techniques
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Urban Analysis and Development
Keyword(s) city design
personal construct theory
repertory-grid technique and tacit knowledge
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