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Telecommunications in Urban Planning: Selected North American Examples


Research Report

Suggested Citation:
Mokhtarian, Patricia L. (1995) Telecommunications in Urban Planning: Selected North American Examples. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-95-11

Prepared for the Habitat II Global Workshop on Transport and Communication for Urban Development

This paper offers a brief overview of selected North American examples of the innovative use of telecommunications-based strategies in urban planning contexts. The examples described herein are divided into the categories of infrastructure and applications. Under infrastructure we discuss teleports, statewide fiber optic networks, use of public rights of way for telecommunications networks, and incorporating telecommunications into residential and mixed use developments. Under applications we discuss telecommuting and telework centers, and community networks. A conclusions section briefly raises several policy considerations.