The Future of Urban Form: The Impact of New Technology

1st Edition

John Brotchie, Peter Newton, Peter Hall, Peter Nijkamp

Routledge
Published April 9, 2019
Reference - 386 Pages
ISBN 9781138057005 - CAT# Y331312
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

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Summary

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.

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