Rethinking Cities: Telecommunication & Transportation

John M. Eger writes about how the Internet can help us rethink our cities.

"In a very real sense, the shift from an industrial to an information society is the raison d'être for revisiting the American love affair with the automobile and asking some very tough questions about its role in the new economy. By doing so, we will begin to open the door to new thinking about the architecture of our cities and renewing their place in our lives....Given the spread and influence of the Internet, and the opportunity for the first time to use telecommunications as a substitute for transportation we now have a choice: to get in our cars for a loaf of bread or a book or CD, or go online."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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