Cities and Their Vital Systems:

Cities and Their Vital Systems:

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Cities and Their Vital Systems asks basic questions about the longevity, utility, and nature of urban infrastructures; analyzes how they grow, interact, and change; and asks how, when, and at what cost they should be replaced. Among the topics discussed are problems arising from increasing air travel and airport congestion; the adequacy of water supplies and waste treatment; the impact of new technologies on construction; urban real estate values; and the field of qtelematics, q the combination of computers and telecommunications that makes money machines and national newspapers possible.... AND INFRASTRUCTURE: SYNTHESIS AND PERSPECTIVES 16 increased demand for air transport, around the year 2000 stretched jumbo jets carrying 1, 000 people will be needed. ... Indeed, the major problem with travel infrastructure for the rest of the century will be in aviation. ... Brasilia, which, like a 1951 Buick LeSabre, has an automotive heart but a shell designed to look like an airplane?

Title:Cities and Their Vital Systems:
Author:Advisory Committee on Technology and Society
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1988-01-01


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