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.

chapter 1|14 pages


ByJ. Brotchie, P. Newton, P. Hall, P. Nijkamp

part One|24 pages

International and Regional Perspectives

chapter 162|14 pages

The World and Europe

ByP. Hall

chapter 3|8 pages

North America

ByE. Malecki

part Two|37 pages

Industrial Perspectives

chapter 4|13 pages

Industrial Futures: UK

ByM. Batty

chapter 5|15 pages

Industrial Futures: USA

ByJ. Levy

chapter 6|6 pages

High Tech and Urban Settlement

ByR. Meier

part Three|30 pages

Innovation and Development

chapter 7|13 pages

Urban Dynamics

ByP. Nijkamp, U. Schubert

chapter 8|14 pages

Patterns of Biotechnology Development

ByM. Feldman

part Four|63 pages

Communications and Transport

chapter 9|11 pages

Telecommunications and Urban Development

ByR. Meier

chapter 10|19 pages

Surface Transport

ByP. Bly

chapter 11|19 pages

Transport-Communication Interactions

ByM. Wigan

chapter 12|10 pages

Transport-Energy Interactions

ByL. Klaassen

part Five|55 pages

Information Systems Impacts

chapter 13|13 pages

Urban Impacts of Information Technology

ByJ. Dickey

chapter 14|17 pages

Teleshopping and Retail Location

ByR. Sharpe, J. Roy

chapter 15|13 pages

Information Technology and Urban Planning

ByP. Nijkamp

chapter 16|8 pages

Urban Information Systems and Society

ByM. Wegener

part Six|19 pages

Institutional Influences

chapter 17|9 pages

Planning and Technological Change

ByL. Gertler

chapter 18|8 pages

Unemployment: The State as A Safety Net

ByM. Kesik

part Seven|82 pages

Modelling Urban Change

chapter 19|12 pages

Land Use-Transport Interactions

ByR. Mackett, A. Lodwick

chapter 20|15 pages

Impact of Energy Factors On Urban Form

ByL. Lundqvist

chapter 21|18 pages

Modelling Urban Dynamics

ByW. van Lierop, P. Nijkamp

chapter 22|14 pages

The Urban Modelling Implications of New Technology

ByB. Harris

part Eight|35 pages

The Future Urban System

chapter 23|23 pages

Probable Urban Futures

ByP. Newton, M. Taylor

chapter 24|9 pages

A Desirable Urban Form

ByL. Klaassen

part Nine|19 pages

Overview and Planning Implications

chapter 25|13 pages

Forces for Spatial Change

ByN. Pressman

chapter 26|4 pages

Optimism and Pessimism in Future Planning

ByP. Hall