Telecity: Information Technology and Its Impact on City Form

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Telecity: A Theoretical Analysis

The previous chapters argued that our societies are facing a fundamental transformation process caused by new information technologies. New activities characterized by remote interactivity have emerged. These teleactivities enjoy an increasing rate of adoption and have direct impact on the quality of urban life as the telecity concept is emerging.

In this chapter the impact of new information technologies on social transformation -- therefore on city form and structure -- is examined through the analysis of three perspectives about city form: the physicalist, the urban economist, the sociologist. 1

The physicalist perspective tends to minimize the significance of social relations, and concentrate on the physical elements of the city. Urban elements such as schools, hospitals, and public spaces shape urban life. The main conviction of the physicalist claims that human beings are strongly affected by the physical features of their environment. It is the process of manifesting social structures into symbolic expressions.

The economist perspective perceives the city as a practical machine. It emphasizes efficiency, the close support of activities, good access, and easy repair or remodeling. Activities are located according to their relative cost of reaching labor, materials, markets, and services ( Wingo 1961; Alonso 1964; Muth 1969).

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 9
  • 2 - Technology and Society 11
  • Notes 23
  • 3 - The Emergence of the Information Society 25
  • Notes 47
  • 4 - An Application of Futures Research 49
  • Notes 76
  • 5 - Telecity: A Theoretical Analysis 77
  • Notes 91
  • 6 - Telecity Form and Structure: Review and Conclusion 93
  • Appendix A - LIst of Panelists 105
  • Appendix B - The Delphi Exercise 109
  • Bibliography 133
  • Index 153
  • About the Author *
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