Readings

LEC #TOPICSREADINGS

1

Introduction

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.

2

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.

3

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 Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation.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.

4

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.

5

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.

6

Reflection

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.

7

Conclusion