ICT-Related Transformations in Latin American Metropolises

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ICT-related Transformations in Latin American Metropolises deals with the recent sub-discipline of urban studies, 'urban ICT studies.' This book contributes to this field by exploring the ICT-related transformations in the Latin American urban scene. Recent urban transformations are analyzed on three levels: ICT infrastructure networks, the networks of production and consumption of ICTs in the local urban economy, and the diffusion of digital connectivity in everyday life. The results indicate the main trends ...

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Overview

ICT-related Transformations in Latin American Metropolises deals with the recent sub-discipline of urban studies, 'urban ICT studies.' This book contributes to this field by exploring the ICT-related transformations in the Latin American urban scene. Recent urban transformations are analyzed on three levels: ICT infrastructure networks, the networks of production and consumption of ICTs in the local urban economy, and the diffusion of digital connectivity in everyday life. The results indicate the main trends regarding urban functioning and urban form.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789040725562
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2004
  • Pages: 315
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ana Maria Fernandez-Maldonado has more than twenty years of professional experience, working as an architect, urban designer, urban planner and urban researcher in Latin America. She now works as an urban researcher in Europe, at the Technical University of Delft. Her research on urban ICT studies focuses on developing countries and urban deprivation issues. She is the author of several book chapters, journal articles and conference papers.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 17
Ch. 2 The city in the digital age 33
Ch. 3 Latin American metropolises' urban scene 63
Ch. 4 ICT infrastructural networks and nodes in Latin America 95
Ch. 5 ICT industries and businesses in the Latin American metropolises 121
Ch. 6 ICTs networks in everyday life 151
Ch. 7 ICTs in Lima as a case-study 189
Ch. 8 ICTs in Buenos Aires as a case-study 227
Ch. 9 Conclusions and recommendations 269
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