1st Edition

The Future of Urban Form
The Impact of New Technology





ISBN 9781138057005
Published April 9, 2019 by Routledge
390 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1985, explores the ways in which the editors and contributors predicted the urban system, shaped by emerging technologies, would look like, both nationally and internationally. The technological changes covered include automation in the secondary sector, the effects of energy price rises and threats of shortage, and substitution effects in the energy and vehicle technology areas. Social and economic factors discussed include unemployment patterns, urban activities and lifestyles and their interactions. This title will be of interest to students of urban studies.

Table of Contents

Figures;  Tables;  Acknowledgements;  Preface;  1. Introduction J. Brotchie, P. Newton, P. Hall and P. Nijkamp;  Part One: International and Regional Perspectives;  2. The World and Europe P. Hall  3. North America E. MaleckiPart Two: Industrial Perspectives;  4. Industrial Futures: UK M. Batty  5. Industrial Futures: USA J. Levy  6. High Tech and Urban Settlement R. MeierPart Three: Innovation and Development;  7. Urban Dynamics P. Nijkamp and U. Schubert  8. Patterns of Biotechnology Development M. Feldman;  Part Four: Communications and Transport;  9. Telecommunications and Urban Development R. Meier  10. Surface Transport P. Bly  11. Transport-Communication Interactions M. Wigan  12. Transport-Energy Interactions L. KlaassenPart Five: Information Systems Impacts;  13. Urban Impacts of Information Technology J. Dickey  14. Teleshopping and Retail Location R. Sharpe and J. Roy  15. Information Technology and Urban Planning P. Nijkamp  16. Urban Information Systems and Society M. WegenerPart Six: Institutional Influences;  17. Planning and Technology Change L. Gertler  18. Unemployment: The State as a Safety Net M. KesikPart Seven: Modelling Urban Change;  19. Lan Use – Transport Interactions R. Mackett and A. Lodwick  20. Impact of Energy Factors on Urban Form L. Lundqvist  21. Modelling Urban Dynamics W. van Lierop and P. Nijkamp  22. The Urban Modelling Implications of New Technology B. HarrisPart Eight: The Future Urban System;  23. Probable Urban Futures P. Newton and M. Taylor  24. A Desirable Urban Form L. KlaassenPart Nine: Overview and Planning Implications;  25. Forces for Spatial Change N. Pressman  26. Optimism and Pessimism in Future Planning P. Hall;  Editors and Contributors

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