Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access by Harvey J. MillerSocieties and Cities in the Age of Instant Access by Harvey J. Miller

Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access

byHarvey J. Miller

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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We are on the verge of what many are calling the "second information revolution," based on ubiquitous access to both computing and information. Handheld communication devices will become portable and even wearable remote control devices for both the social and physical worlds. At the same time, access to information will likely flourish, with an explosion in the volumes of data collected and distributed by these new devices-volumes of informationaboutpeople deliveredtomore and more people, in new ways. The technologies of instant access have potential to transform dramatically our lives, cities, societies and economies much like the railroad, telephone, automobile and Internet changed our world in the previous ages.

This book contains chapters by leading international experts who discuss issues surrounding the impact of instant access on cities, daily lives, transportation, privacy, social and economic networks, community and education.

Title:Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant AccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048173655

ISBN - 13:9789048173655

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Table of Contents

Preface, Harvey J. Miller.- Section I. Introduction.- Societies and cities in the age of instant access, Harvey J. Miller.- Section II. Cities and the Built Environment.- The new middle landscape, Brian Cavanaugh.- Imagining the recursive city: Explorations into urban simulacra, Michael Batty and Anthony Hudson-Smith.- Download my building: How building information modeling will transform our cities, David Scheer and Ryan Smith.- Misses, near-misses and surprises in forecasting the informational city, Helen Couclelis.- Section III. Activities in Space and Time.- Does instant access promote sedentary behavior? Putting physical activity on the instant-access-in-cities agenda, Susan Hanson and Danielle Fontaine.- Revisiting Hägerstrand's time-geographic framework for individual activities in the age of instant access, Hongbo Yu and Shih-lung Shaw.- Dynamic prisms and 'instant access': Linking opportunities in space to decision making in time, Pip Forer, Otto Huisman and Chris McDowall.- Where do you want to go today [in attribute space]? André Skupin.- Section IV. Transportation.- Reexamining ICT impact on travel, Feng Zhang, Kelly Clinton and Qing Shen.- Influence of mobility information services on transport behaviour, Verena Franken and Barbara Lenz.- Shared ride trip planning with geosensor networks, Silvia Nittel, Stephan Winter, Arda Nural and Trang Cao.- Section V. Mobile Information Services.- Mobile ICT in public spaces and its impact on privacy, Karsten Weber, Ricarda Drüeke, Axel Schulz.- The dimensions of locational privacy, Scott Bridwell.- Location-based services: Enabling technologies and a concierge service model, Seungmo Kang, Tschangho John Kim and Sung-Gheel Jang.- From Cyberspace to DigiPlace: Visibility in an age of information and mobility, Matthew Zook and Mark Graham.- Paradoxical consequences of location-based services: A tetradic analysis using McLuhan's Law of the Media, Daniel Sui.- Section VI. Social and Economic Networks.- Theevolving social geography of blogs, Suchirita Gopal.- Cell phones and places: The use of mobile technologies in Brazil, Adriana de Souza e Silva.- Inter-firm relations in the age of instant access: Case of the U.S. logistics industry, Yuko Aoyama and Samuel J. Ratick.- Section VII. Community.- Rethinking public participation as instant access to virtual meetings, Timothy Nyerges and Michael Patrick.- Digital Middletown: A glimpse at the information society, O'Neal Smitherman.

Editorial Reviews

"Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access provides a timely, broad, and richly detailed look at today's most important driving forces in the development and evolution of city life -- the advent of online and mobile information and communication technologies, and the widespread availability of access devices. Just as the railroad, automobile, the elevator transformed the shape of cities and the ways people conduct their urban lives in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Internet and the mobile telephone are driving far more rapid changes in the 21st century."Howard Rheingold