Telecommunications and the City: Electronic Spaces, Urban Places / Edition 1

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Overview

Telecommunications and the City provides the first critical and state-of-the-art review of the relations between telecommunications and all aspects of city development and management.
Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches and a wide body of recent research, the book addresses key academic and policy debates about technological change and the future of cities with a fresh perspective. Through this approach, the complex and crucial transformations underway in cities in which telecommunications have central importance are mapped out and illustrated. Key areas where telecommunications impinge on the economic, social, physical, enviromental and institutional development of cities are illustrated by using boxed extracts and wide range of case study examples from Europe, Japan and North America.
Rejecting the extremes of optimism and pessimism in current hype about cities and telecommunications, Telecommunications and the City offers a sophisticated new perspective through which city-telecommunications relations can be understood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415119030
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
List of boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction
2 Telecommunications as a Paradigm Challenge for Urban Studies and Policy
3 Approaching Telecommunications and the City
4 Urban Economies
5 The Social and Cultural Life of the City
6 Urban Environments
7 Urban Infrastructure and Transportation
8 Urban Physical Form
9 Urban Planning, Policy and Governance
10 Conclusions
Guide to further reading
Bibliography
Index
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