Published in 1999. Analyzing and chronicling the continued development of key information, communication and fast transport networks at a global and regional level, this book looks at the transition to an information-based economy, and its urban impacts, at a global, regional and city level. The book outlines the change by defining it as the third great societal transition in the history of human settlement, and points to key factors that have fuelled progress. These include the growth of global telecommunications and fast transport networks; the coming together of information and communication technologies and their links to transport and land use; the shift to information and knowledge as a resource base for new industries; the increasing movement of people and information; the emergence of cities as economic entities, network nodes, and centres for generating, exchanging and processing information, and, most significantly, the competition among cities for these new key elements of of the urban economy.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Rise of Asian Mega-Cities 1. Planning for the Mega-City: A New Eastern Asian Urban Form?, Peter Hall 2. Urbanization in an Era of Volatile Globalization: Policy Problematiques for the 21st Century, Terry McGee 3. Demographic Perspectives on Urban Development in Asia at the Turn of the Century, Graeme Hugo 4. Urban Economic Development and Globalisation Linkages in the Pacific Rim, Michael Lindfield and Robert Stimson 5. National Urban Development Strategy in Indonesia – Case Study: Jabotabek, Ibu Budhy Tjahati Soegijoko Part 2: Changing Western Cities 6. Space, Technology and the Edge City: Patterns of Service and Infrastructure Investments – The US National Capital Region, Kingsley Haynes and Rodger Stough 7. Strategic Planning and the Competitive City: Adelaide, South Australia, Stephen Hamnett and Michael Lennon 8. Net, City and Locality – Technological Impacts on Stockholm, Reza Kazemian 9. The Sustainable Network Society – A Scenario Study of Transport and Communications, Folke Snickars Part 3: Urban and Environmental Amenity 10. Environmental and Urban Amenity in Growing Mega-City – Tokyo as a Blend of East and West, Mamoru Taniguchi 11. Cities and Air Pollution, Peter Newton and Peter Manins 12. Privatising Climate: First World Cities in South East Asia, Howard Dick and Peter Rimmer Part 4: East West Comparisons 13. The Global City and Sustainability – Perspectives from Australian Cities and a Survey of 37 Global Cities, Peter Newman, Jeff Kenworthy and Felix Laube 14. Sustainabilty of Eastern and Western Cities, John Brotchie, Peter Gipps, David James, Don MacRae and Jeremey Morris 15. Income Shifts Between East and West, Gus Hooke.