Example Projects and Prospects

Buy at Amazon Castells, Manuel. "The Space of Flows." The Castells Reader on Cities and Social Theory. 2nd ed., 1996. Edited by Ida Susser, 2000. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002. ISBN: 0631219331.

Buy at Amazon ———. "The Culture of Cities in the Information Age." The Castells Reader on Cities and Social Theory. Edited by Ida Susser, 1999. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002. ISBN: 0631219331.


Placemaking and Urban Design Value

Will this Improve the Livability of the City?

Townsend, Anthony. "Digitally Mediated Urban Space: New Lessons for Design." Praxis 6 (2004): 100-105.

Buy at Amazon Horan, Thomas A. "Wiring Livable Regions." Chapter 4 in Digital Places: Building Our City of Bits. Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2001. ISBN: 0874208459.

Buy at Amazon Mitchell, William J. "Software: New Genius of the Place." Chapter 3 in E-Topia: Urban Life, Jim - But Not As We Know It. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999. ISBN: 0262133555.

Overholt, Alison. "Wireless in San Diego." Fast Company (January 2004): 84-87.

Frenchman, Dennis. "Media Street Elements, Guidelines, and Illustrations." Working Paper (MIT), 27 January 2003.

Buy at Amazon Carey, Zac. "Generation Txt: The Telephone Hits the Street." In The Cybercities Reader. Edited by Stephen Graham. London and New York: Routledge Urban Reader Series, 2004, pp. 133-137. ISBN: 0415279569.

Buy at Amazon Rheingold, Howard. "Shibuya Epiphany." Chapter 1 in Smart Mobs. Cambridge, MA: Basic Books, 2002, pp. 1-28. ISBN: 0738208612.


Technological Value

What Systems are Being Developed?

Lewis, Peter. "Broadband Wonderland." In Fortune Magazine, September 27, 2004, 191-198.

Buy at Amazon Rheingold, Howard. "The Era of Sentiment Things." Chapter 4 in Smart Mobs. Cambridge, MA: Basic Books, 2002, pp. 83-112. ISBN: 0738208612.

Townsend, A. M. "Wired/Unwired: The Urban Geography of Digital Networks." Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003.

Weisman, Robert. "Live-in Lab." The Boston Globe, October 4, 2004.

Buy at Amazon Mitchell, William J. "Wireless Bipeds." Chapter 3 in Me++. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003, pp. 41-62. ISBN: 0262633132.

Gershenfeld, Neil, Raffi Kirkorian, and Danny Cohen. "The Internet of Things." Scientific American 291, no. 4, (October 2004): 46-51.


Social Value

Who will Benefit and How?

Kraut, R., V. Lunmark, M. Patterson, S. Kiesler, T. Mukopadhyay, and W. Scherlis. "Internet Paradox: A Social Technology That Reduces Social Involvement and Psychological Well-Being?" American Psychologist 53, no. 9 (1998): 1017-1031.

Hampton, Keith, and Barry Wellman. "Neighboring in Netville: How the Internet Supports Community and Social Capital in a Wired Suburb." City and Community 2, no. 4 (2003): 277-311.

Sorin, Matei, and Sandra Ball-Rokeach. "Real and Virtual Social Ties: Connections in the Everyday Lives of Seven Ethnic Neighborhoods." American Behavioral Scientist 45, no. 3 (2001): 550-564.

Ling, Richard. "The Social Juxtaposition of Mobile Telephone Conversations and Public Spaces." Conference on the Social Consequences of Mobile Telephone. Chunchon, Korea, 2002.

Bender, Eric. "Social Lives of a Cell Phone." MIT Technology Review , July 12, 2004.


Real Estate Value

What are the Financial Incentives for Developers?

How Can We Think About Value in a More Comprehensive and Differentiated Way?

MT Workplace Satisfaction Survey, Workplace Heaven.

Leinberger, Christopher B. "Building for the Long Term." Urban Land Magazine (ULI), November/December 2003.

Eppli, Mark J., and James D. Shilling. "Large Scale Shopping Center Development Opportunities." 71, no. 1 (February 1995): 35, and 7.

Kerry D., Vandell, and Jonothan S. Lane. "The Economics of Architecture and Urban Design: Some Preliminary Findings." AREUEA Journal 17, no. 2 (1989): 235-265.



Goldberger, Paul. "Disconnected Urbanism." Metropolis Magazine, November 2003.

Edward E., Leamer, and Michael Storper. "The Economic Geography of the Internet Age." National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 8450, August 2001.