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Planning cybercities? Integrating telecommunications into urban planning

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Stephen Graham, Professor Simon Marvin



This paper attempts to show how urban planning strategies can creatively address the complex interlinkages between telecommunications, urban form and transportation. The first part sets the context for local telecommunications and planning interventions by exploring the broad relations between new information technologies, and the changing form and development of cities, and systems of physical mobility and location. The second part reviews a range of relevant emerging urban planning and policy initiatives drawn from North America, Europe, and Asia. Finally the paper concludes by assessing the significance of these policies and suggests ways for creatively integrating telecommunications into urban policy and planning practices and strategies.

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Author(s): Graham S, Marvin S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Town Planning Review

Year: 1999

Volume: 70

Issue: 1

Pages: 89-114

Print publication date: 01/01/1999

Date deposited: 17/03/2010

ISSN (print): 0041-0020

ISSN (electronic): 1478-341X

Publisher: Liverpool University