With penetrating insight into urban cyberspace and the challenges and implications for urban planning in the age of telecommunications, Cities in the Telecommunications Age brings together the latest research on how changes and innovations in the economic system are being fueled by networks of telecommunicators. The contributors provide illuminating case studies of how communications technologies have brought about the restructuring of cities, such as Atlanta, Phoenix, and Sunderland, England. Topics covered include: the geography of Internet real estate, the U.S. Telecommunications Act of 1996, commuting choices, and cellular telephone systems.
Contributors include; Yuko Aoyama, David B. Audretsch, Lon Berquist, Christopher Bertaut, William Beyers, Stanley D. Brunn, Elizabeth K. Burns, Manuel Castells, Martin Dodge, Maryann P. Feldman, Andrew Gillespie, Stephen Graham, August E. Grant, Darrene Hackler, Nancey Green Leigh, Thomas R. Leinbach, Simon Marvin, Stephen McDowell, Mitchell L. Moss, Robert Mugerauer, Ranald Richardson, Bishwapriya Sanyal, Narushige Shiode, Alan Southern, Anthony Townsend, Barney Warf, James O. Wheeler
"By any measure, "Cities in the Telecommunications Age is a landmark contribution to urban studies. This outstanding collection by cutting-edge researchers offers the most comprehensive and sophisticated interpretation to date of the economic and social transformations that are reshaping urban spatial organization."
-Peter O. Muller, Professor of Geography, University of Miami
"These essays, authored by a group of prominent senior scholars and promising young researchers, are both insightful and stimulating. I expect this timely book to become an important reference for students and researchers in geography and in city and regional planning."
-Qing Shen, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
""Cities in the Telecommunications Age presents a very wide-ranging and balanced scope on cities and telecommunications. Refreshingly, it includes empirical studies on various related aspects. The book is a must for scholars focusing on cities in pertinent disciplines, as well as students of telecommunications in the social sciences."
-Aharon Kellerman, Professor and Vice-President, University of Haifa
""Cities in the Telecommunications Age is a timely and important contribution to our understanding of a revolution with yet uncertain destinations. Experiences of cities in the United States and the United Kingdom and research findings in these countries offer informed comparisons and guideposts to human futures at the dawn of a new century."
-Donald G. Janelle, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario
|Introduction: City Space, Industrial Space, and Cyberspace||p. 3|
|Grassrooting the Space of Flows||p. 18|
|How Telecommunications Systems are Transforming Urban Spaces||p. 31|
|Where on Earth is the Internet? An Empirical Investigation of the Geography of Internet Real Estate||p. 42|
|Compromising Positions: The Body in Cyberspace||p. 54|
|Urban Planning and the Technological Future of Cities||p. 71|
|Telecommunications Infrastructure and the City: Adapting to the Convergence of Technology and Policy||p. 97|
|Globalization, Local Governance, and the United States Telecommunications Act of 1996||p. 112|
|Nokia as a Regional Information Technology Fountainhead||p. 130|
|From Dirt Road to Information Superhighway: Advanced Information Technology (AIT) and the Future of the Urban Poor||p. 143|
|Cyberspace or Human Space: Wither Cities in the Age of Telecommunications?||p. 161|
|The Telecommunications Revolution and the Geography of Innovation||p. 181|
|Industrial Location in the Information Age: An Analysis of Information-Technology-Intensive Industry||p. 200|
|Milieu Preferences among High-Technology Companies||p. 219|
|Teleworking and the City: Myths of Workplace Transcendence and Travel Reduction||p. 228|
|The Political Salience of the Space of Flows: Information and Communication Technologies and the Restructuring City||p. 249|
|Travel, Gender, and Work: Emerging Commuting Choices in Inner-City Phoenix||p. 267|
|Restructuring Writ Invisibly: Cellular Telephone Systems as a Means for Tracking Urban Circulation||p. 283|
|People Versus Place: Telecommunications and Flexibility Requirements of the CBD||p. 302|
|About the Contributors||p. 333|
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Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 29th June 2000
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.616