From Bricks and Mortar to Mega-Bytes and Mega-Pixels: The Changing Landscape of the Impact of Technology and Innovation on Urban Development
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
November 1, 2010
The Urban Lawyer, Vol. 11, pp. 42-4/43-1, Fall 2010/Winter 2011
Albany Law School Research Paper No. 10 of 2011-2012
This article reflects upon the impact that technology and innovation has had on urban development. From NASA's Landstat program, to Google maps and GPS, technlogy has had a significant impact on urban planning and land use law. The article begins with a discussion of the impact of the elevator and steel technologies on urban architecture and density, and then moves to changes in transportation such as the automobile and the development of public transportation systems. Green buildings, GIS, satellite data, online mapping, personal computers, the Internet and cell phones are all examined.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: urban planning, technology, GIS, GPS, green buildings, cell phones, transportation, urban architecture, Landstat, land use law, zoning
JEL Classification: K11, K32Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 26, 2011 ; Last revised: July 23, 2013
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