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 "telematics," the combination of computers and telecommunications that makes money machines and national newspapers possible.
Table of Contents
|1 Cities and Infrastructure: Synthesis and Perspectives||1-21|
|2 The Dynamic Characterization of Cities||22-70|
|3 How Cities Grew in the Western World: A Systems Approach||71-84|
|4 Urban Systems and Historical Path Dependence||85-97|
|5 An Economic Model of Urban Growth||98-107|
|6 Growth of U.S. Cities and Recent Trends in Urban Real Estate Values||108-145|
|7 Infrastructures for Movement: Past and Future||146-174|
|8 Dynamics and Replacement of U.S. Transport Infrastructures||175-221|
|9 Air Traffic Congestion: Problems and Prospects||222-231|
|10 Combining Communications and Computing: Telematics Infrastructures||233-248|
|11 Reflections on the Telecommunications Infrastructure||249-257|
|12 Water Supply and Distribution: The Next 50 Years||258-277|
|13 The Urban Wastewater Infrastructure||278-293|
|14 New Construction Technologies for Rebuilding the Nation's Infrastructure||294-311|
|15 Longevity of Infrastructure||312-332|
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