This book contains a series of essays on the role of transportation and communication in the changing social conditions of growing metropolitan areas. The topic treated here is vital because current indications are that changes in urban systems are accelerating, but not necessarily toward resolution of existing social conflicts and problems. The fundamental and encompassing role of urban circulation as it interacts with changing social issues is too little recognized and appreciated by both the interested layman and the urban and transportation policy planner. It is therefore the purpose of this book to provide insight into some of the more critical social, and hence human, implications of urban transportation and communications. Three themes are interwoven into these essays. One is the role of circulation as it lays the basis for the spatial organization of people and their activities in urban areas. A second is spatial organization as it influences social organization. Third are the transportation and communication systems and their evolution as they precipitate social stress.

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  • Authors:
    • Wheeler, J O
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 130 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00083812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM