Professor Tan Yigitcanlar is working at the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Along with this position, he also carries out an Executive Director role at the World Capital Institute, Monterrey, Mexico, and an Adjunct Professor role at the Smart Cities Lab (LabCHIS), Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil. He has been responsible for research, teaching, training and capacity building programs on the fields of urban and regional planning, development and management in esteemed Australian, Brazilian, Finnish, Japanese and Turkish universities. The main foci of his research interests are clustered around the following three interrelated and interdisciplinary themes: The first research theme is ‘Knowledge-Based Urban Development and Knowledge Cities’. In this research area, he scrutinises the impacts of globalisation, knowledge economy, and urban competitiveness on metropolitan urban locations. He significantly contributes to the theorisation and assessment model development of knowledge-based urban development. His research projects in this theme focuses on planning and development of urban knowledge and innovation spaces and knowledge cities.