Information Technology: Social and Spatial Perspectives: Proceedings of an International Conference on Information Technology and its Impact on the Urban-Environmental System Held at the Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan, November 1986
Isao Orishimo, Geoffrey Hewings, Peter Nijkamp
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Sep 14, 1988 - Business & Economics - 268 pages
The book contains perspectives on the way new information technology might reorient the spatial organization of activity. The perspectives range from conceptual, high- lighting the role of research and development to case studies from Japan. Considerable debate is focused on the role of distance and the way in which new information technology might re-shape interaction and, eventually, the form and function of urban areas.
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