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Information Technology: Social and Spatial Perspectives: Proceedings of an International Conference on Information Technology and its Impact on the Urban-Environmental System Held at the Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan, November 1986

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The book contains perspectives on the way new information technology might reorient the spatial organization of activity. The perspectives range from conceptual, high-
lighting the role of research and development to case studies from Japan. Considerable debate is focused on the role of distance and the way in which new information technology might re-shape interaction and, eventually, the form and function of urban areas.

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Overview

The book contains perspectives on the way new information technology might reorient the spatial organization of activity. The perspectives range from conceptual, high-
lighting the role of research and development to case studies from Japan. Considerable debate is focused on the role of distance and the way in which new information technology might re-shape interaction and, eventually, the form and function of urban areas.

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1. Information Technology: Social and Spatial Perspectives.- A: Information Technology and Society.- 2. Research, Technological Development and Structural Change.- 3. Communication and Regional Planning: Some Systemic Remarks.- 4. The Telecommunication System in Society.- 5. Telecommunications in an Advanced Information Society: A Japanese Perspective.- 6. Assessment of New Information Services in Japan.- 7. Information Technology in an International Perspective.- 8. Role of Information in Technology Transfer.- B: Information Technology and Space.- 9. Telecommunication and the Tyranny of Space.- 10. The Long-Term Impacts of the Telecommunication Industry and Information Technology.- 11. Information Technology, the Urban System and Urban Policy Consequences.- 12. Combining Communication and Transport Technology to Improve Urban Travel Choices.- 13. Information Technology and Location.- C: Impact Models of New Technologies.- 14. Technical Innovation and Input-Output Analysis.- 15. Optimal Pricing of Telecommunications Service in an Advanced Information-Oriented Society.- 16. Evaluation of Telecommunication Systems with Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis: A Game Theoretic Approach.- 17. Computer-Aided Multiobjective Decision Making Under Risk.- 18. Development of Informatics and Possible Changes in Urbanisation Processes.- Contributing Authors.

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