Mobile Technologies of the City
The Network Society A New Context for Planning
Digital Infrastructures Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems through Information Technology
Edited By Mimi Sheller, John Urry
July 11, 2012
Mobile communications technologies are taking off across the world, while urban transportation and surveillance systems are also being rebuilt and updated. Emergent practices of physical, informational and communicational mobility are reconfiguring patterns of movement, co-presence, social ...
By Aharon Kellerman
July 11, 2012
Living in a contemporary developed society means having access to a myriad of ways to communicate. One can either use public or private transport to meet others and talk face to face, or use a variety of communication networks, like mobile or fixed telephones or the internet, to travel virtually. ...
Edited By Louis Albrechts, Seymour Mandelbaum
December 20, 2005
In a clear and rewarding style, Albrechts and Mandelbaum consider the challenges that the new paradigm of the Network Society creates for Urban and Regional Planning. Chapters grouped into five themes discuss theoretical and practical perspectives on the contemporary organization of social, ...
By Kenneth E. Corey, Mark Wilson
July 27, 2006
Part of the popular Networked Cities series, Urban and Regional Technology Planning focuses on the practice of relational planning and the stimulation of local city-regional scale development planning in the context of the global knowledge economy and network society. Designed to offer scholars, ...
Edited By Olivier Coutard, Richard Hanley, Rae Zimmerman
December 23, 2004
Considering sustainability in its economic, environmental and social contexts, the contributors take stock of previous research on large technical systems and discuss their sustainability from three main perspectives: uses, cities, and rules and institutions....
Edited By Thomas Horan, Rae Zimmerman
October 28, 2004
An invisible network of digital technology systems underlies the highly visible networks of roads, waterways, satellites, and power-lines. Increasingly, these systems are becoming the "infrastructure's infrastructure," providing a crucial array of data on network demand, performance, reliability, ...
Edited By Richard Hanley
January 15, 2004
Globalisation and technological innovation have changed the way people, goods, and information move through and about cities. To remain, or become, economically and environmentally sustainable, cities and their regions must adapt to these changes by creating cutting-edge infrastructures that ...