Title: Potentials of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Sustainable Medium of Urban Areas and Communities Centre
Authors: H. Sengendo
Keywords: Information communication technology, urban areas and urban communities sustainability, accessibility cyber mobility, new living modernity
Issue Date: August 2011
Abstract: Development of information accessibility tele-communicability and virtual commutability and their impact on urban areas and urban communities are parts of the very core concerns of contemporary urban theories, methodologies and practices. While the new hyper drive towards the ubiquitous virtual mobility of becoming the dominant mode of being in cities, it is exposing desperate consequences to cultural experiences, economic conditions, social networks of urban communities and their new living. The level of accessibility to new ICT and new means of cyber mobility is becoming a formative factor of the socio-spatial gradients and demographic complexities in urban and suburban settings. It is also argued that ICT provides “new living” alternative environment although at the same time it has inherent potential to isolate and alienate communities. This paper provides this new development of transformational role of ICT on social interaction of urban communities and urban areas in general.
Presented at: The first Conference on Advances in Geomatics Research (2011)

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