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 J. D. Hewings
  • Peter Nijkamp
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 315)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VI
  2. Information Technology: Social and Spatial Perspectives

    1. Isao Orishimo, Geoffrey J. D. Hewings, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 1-6
  3. Information Technology and Society

  4. Information Technology and Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Peter Nijkamp, Ilan Salomon
      Pages 91-106
    3. Rolf Funck, Reiner Koblo, Jan Kowalski
      Pages 125-140
    4. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 153-160
  5. Impact Models of New Technologies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-272

About these proceedings


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.


Information Technology (IT) Planning Urban Areas communication system innovation organization service-oriented computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Isao Orishimo
    • 1
  • Geoffrey J. D. Hewings
    • 2
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 3
  1. 1.Toyohashi University of TechnologyToyohashiJapan
  2. 2.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  3. 3.Free University AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50158-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48638-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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