A Communications Theory of Urban Growth

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INDEX
Accounts, communications sector in, 15, 16
comprehensive, 3, 6
conservation principles and, 21
emergence of, 32
inadequacy of existing, 6
subsidiary, 143
Acculturation, ecological, 22
Ackoff, Russell J., 127, 128
Adams, R. M., 30
Addis Ababa, 131, 132
Advertising, offenses of, 90
placebos and, 89
taxation of, 87, 88, 95-97
within metropolis, 103
Agglomeration, diseconomies of, 34
evolution of, 35
forces for, 43
of households, 22
of individuals, 24
Aggregation, evolution of, 35
inhibition of, 33
profits from, 33
Ahmedabad, 154
Alberta, 47
Alexandria, 154
America, domestication of animals in, 34
American Chemical Society, electronic index by, 111
American Stock Exchange, 72-74
Amplification, measurement and, 109
Amplifier, information, 147
intelligence, 149
Analogies, failures of, 147
Anomie, migration and, 40
Antilles, 34
Arab culture, paper and, 13
Archives, role in communications, 2
Aristotle, 39
Artifacts, in city environments, 12
Artle, Roland, 5
Ashby, W. R., 149
Asia, 35, 57
Attention, definition of, 9
estimation of, 12
stimuli and, 9
Attneade, Fred, 126
Australia, 14
Automata, culture of, 152
higher level, 149, 150
interaction between, 177
population of, 148
specialized, 138, 139
Automation, information growth and, 151
limiting factor for, 58
Bandung, 154
Bascom, W., 34
Beecher, H. K., 88
Benin, 33
Berger, Bennett, 46
Bertalanffy, Ludwig von, 144
Bombay, 154
Bonds, dissolution of, 22
explanations for, 40
formation of, 22, 31
in human groups, 42, 43
in the sciences, 20
polar, 40
strength of, 28, 41, 43
types of, 28
utility of, 41, 43, 44
Book paper, 17
Books, early, 39
use in cities, 18
Boston, 159
Boulding, Kenneth E., 107, 144
Boundary, after great stress, 80
policies regarding, 78
Braidwood, R. J., 29
Braithwaite, R. B., 20
Branch facilities, 76
Bright, J. R., 163
Brillouin, L., 146
Brisbane, 54
Brogden, W. J., 123
Cairo, 154
Calcutta, 154, 173
Canton, 154
Caretakers, as filters, 166
hierarchy and, 55
in urban village, 158-161
types of, 167-169
Caribs, 34
Causal theories, 20, 21
Cells, as quanta, 26
operations of, 147
Census, error in estimation, 50
extension of, 49
in description of cities, 3
time budget and, 49
Central America, 31
Channel, definition of, 9 significance of, 10
Channel capacity, for humans, 132, 133
Channels, enumeration of messages in, 12
Chapanis, A., 69
Cherry, Colin, 126, 131, 147
Childe, V. Gordon, 30
Chile, 32
China, 13, 31, 36, 37, 153, 154, 159
Chipman, J. S., 41
Chloroplasts, entropy and, 146
Church, R. J. H., 34
Cinema, admissions ( U. S.), 16
in communications development, 13
revenues ( U. S.), 16
Circulation, magazines ( U. S.), 16
newspapers ( U. S.), 16
Cities, ancient, 28-30
automation in, 139
dynamics of, 14
emerging, 131
evolution of, 29-31
feudal, 36
floating, 171, 172
Greek, 34, 35
human bonds in, 28
New World, 31-32
Old World, 29, 30
origin of, 21, 22, 32
physical structure of, 139
population growth in, 153
primate, 37
Roman, 36
very large, 154, 155
Yoruba, 33
City center, transportation to, 58
City dwellers, early, 34
City states, emergence of, 32

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