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- Urban land use, transport and the information economy : metropolitan employment, journey to work trends and the implications for transport
- Brotchie, John F.; Gipps, Peter G.; Newton, Peter W.
- We are living in an age of transition---from an industrial to an information-based society. The changes which are occurring are technological, economic, environmental, social, demographic, political and regulatory. The key agents of this change are telecommunications, information technology and transport. Transport and communication have always been key agents of change and their impact has been reinforced by their present rapid rates of development and by their use in combination. They are creating global networks which, in turn, are enabling global markets and a broader spatial organisation of activities such as production of goods and services. The principal nodes of these networks are developing as global cities. The networks are affecting the relative ranking of other cities in the hierarchy, depending on their importance as network nodes. [Introduction]
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Urban Futures, No. 17 (Feb 1995), p. 37-50
- Publication year
- Commuting; Employment; Information and communications technology; Settlement patterns; Transport interactions; Travel; Trends
- Department of Industry, Technology and Commerce
- Copyright © Commonwealth of Australia 1995.
- Peer reviewed