his own activities interactively in nonlocational relationships. Telecity, on the other hand, is a place where a critical mass of individuals shares access to multilevel teleactivities. Telecity provides its inhabitants with the means for new information technologies whose psychological neighborhoods may overlap. The psychological neighborhood concept is individually based, while the telecity concept is collectively based. Both exhibit different physical dimensions -- the psychological neighborhood is placeless, yet telecity spatially exists and is virtually connected to the whole world.
The telecity is the concentration of individuals, households, firms, and public agencies who interactively communicate and interconnect via remote services and facilities, and work in a wide geographical area. Los Angeles can be considered to be at the first stage of a telecity with its thirty-five distributed subcenters. Telecommunication appears to have strategic importance to arrange any kind of social and economic activity in its widely expanded landscape.
The next chapter examines the propositions of the emergence of multilevel teleactivities and their aggregation to create telecity. Applying an appropriate research design will validate these assumptions.