Impact of Information Technologies

This chapter focuses on the implications of information and communications technologies (ICTs) and uses primarily North American examples. It describes how: (1) structural and functional changes in the metropolitan economy have placed greater reliance on the quality and accessibility of information needed by corporate and public decision makers; (2) technological changes have alter the ways that information needs are met; (3) firms have changed their organizational structures and locational patterns; (4) new locational and functional relationships between the home and workplace have developed; (5) the nature of the work task controls the extent to which communications may be substituted for transportation; and (6) the transportation—communication relationship poses general planning and policy issues for cities and their metropolitan regions. Before considering these matters, it is useful to develop a conceptual framework that relates the structure and function of urban regions to changes in the significance of distance brought about by the technological and social innovations of the information society.

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    Guilford Publications, Incorporated

    72 Spring Street
    New York, NY  United States  10012
  • Authors:
    • Janelle, Donald G
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Third
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 86-112
  • Monograph Title: The Geography of Urban Transportation

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  • Accession Number: 01000597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1593850557
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 2005 4:13PM