Cities of the 21st Century: new technologies and spatial systems

The factor which has exerted the greatest impact on urban society during the last thirty years has surely been the development and spread of telematic technology through the convergence of communications and computers. One of the clearest expressions of this new age is in the changing physical form and functions of our cities. In this book, the authors explore the diverse themes of our changing cities and lifestyles by looking at how new forms of transport, communications and information technologies are forcing change on: 1) the production process; 2) patterns of land use; 3) local and global forms of economic organisation and control; 4) the varying capacities of different segments of societies to participate in high-tech industries; 5) the emergence of 'designer cities', deliberately created for the sharing and development of new technologies; and 6) the ecological sustainability of current economic development.

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  • Authors:
    • Brotchie, J
    • Batty, M (
    • Hall, P (
    • Newton, P (
  • Publication Date: 1991


  • English

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  • Pagination: 446p

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  • Accession Number: 01432833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0582871263
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:14PM