Technology and the Resilience of Metropolitan Regions

9780252039164: Hardback
Release Date: 30th May 2015

9780252080739: Paperback
Release Date: 4th May 2015

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 176

Series The Urban Agenda

University of Illinois Press

Technology and the Resilience of Metropolitan Regions

Can today's city govern well if its citizens lack modern technology? How important is access to computers for lowering unemployment? What infrastructure does a city have to build in order to attract new business? In this new collection, Michael A. Pagano curates engagement with such questions by public intellectuals, stakeholders, academics, policy analysts, and citizens. Each essay explores issues related to the impact and opportunities technology provides in government and citizenship, health care, workforce development, service delivery to citizens, and metropolitan growth. As the authors show, rapidly emerging technologies and access to such technologies shape the ways people and institutions interact in the public sphere and private marketplace. The direction of metropolitan growth and development, in turn, depends on access to appropriate technology scaled and informed by the individual, household, and community needs of the region. Contributors include Randy Blankenhorn, Bénédicte Callan, Jane Fountain, Sandee Kastrul, Karen Mossberger, Dan O'Neil, Michelle Russell, Alfred Tatum, Stephanie Truchan, Darrel West, and Howard Wial.
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Can today's city govern well if its citizens lack modern technology? How important is access to computers for lowering unemployment? What infrastructure does a city have to build in order to attract new business? In this new collection, Michael A. Pagano curates engagement with such questions by public intellectuals, stakeholders, academics, policy analysts, and citizens. Each essay explores issues related to the impact and opportunities technology provides in government and citizenship, health care, workforce development, service delivery to citizens, and metropolitan growth. As the authors show, rapidly emerging technologies and access to such technologies shape the ways people and institutions interact in the public sphere and private marketplace. The direction of metropolitan growth and development, in turn, depends on access to appropriate technology scaled and informed by the individual, household, and community needs of the region. Contributors include Randy Blankenhorn, Bénédicte Callan, Jane Fountain, Sandee Kastrul, Karen Mossberger, Dan O'Neil, Michelle Russell, Alfred Tatum, Stephanie Truchan, Darrel West, and Howard Wial.

Michael A. Pagano is dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and professor of public administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, faculty fellow of UIC's Great Cities Institute, and editor of Metropolitan Resilience in a Time of Economic Turmoil.

"Offers fresh and deep insight into the critical nuances that civic leaders need to develop and implement strategies to use information and communication technology to make next-generation cities that help their people thrive."--Jon Gant, Director of the Center for Digital Inclusion