Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant Access

  • Harvey J. Miller

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Cities and the Built Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Brian Cavanaugh
      Pages 31-37
    3. Michael Batty, Andy Hudson-Smith
      Pages 39-55
  4. Activities in Space and Time

  5. Transportation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Verena Franken, Barbara Lenz
      Pages 167-178
    3. Silvia Nittel, Stephan Winter, Arda Nural, Trang Cao
      Pages 179-194
  6. Mobile Information Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Karsten Weber, Ricarda Drüeke, Axel Schulz
      Pages 197-207
    3. Scott A. Bridwell
      Pages 209-225
    4. Seungmo Kang, Tschangho John Kim, Sung-Gheel Jang
      Pages 227-239
  7. Social and Economic Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Sucharita Gopal
      Pages 275-293
  8. Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Timothy Nyerges, Michael Patrick
      Pages 331-342
    3. H. O’Neal Smitherman
      Pages 343-356
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 357-365

About this book


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 information about people delivered to more 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.


GIS Information Internet computer geography information society modeling networks transportation urban

Editors and affiliations

  • Harvey J. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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