A comparison of digital cities with ideal cities and geographic cities

Tsoi, Jukka (2005). A comparison of digital cities with ideal cities and geographic cities B.A. Thesis, School of Geography, Planning & Env Management, The University of Queensland.

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Author Tsoi, Jukka
Thesis Title A comparison of digital cities with ideal cities and geographic cities
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning & Env Management
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2005
Thesis type B.A. Thesis
Supervisor Dr Antony Moulis
Total pages 40
Language eng
Subjects 1201 Architecture
Formatted abstract

There are many and varied definitions of geographic cities, each of which emphasises specific aspects. In this thesis, we propose that geographic cities are characteristic in five areas: pre-eminence, political, economic, population, and sociological. These are the characteristics we propose to be used to recognise a geographic city. Applying these five characteristics to Ideal Cities highlights two significant aspects of Ideal Cities: the displacement of the market, and the planner controls the physical development of the city. Then the same five characteristics are applied to four kinds of Digital Cites: Abstracted Model Cities, Augmented Cities, Digital City Guides, and Foundational Digital Cities. It is argued that the Foundational Digital Cities share one aspect with geographic cities, namely the limitation of the population size, while being dissimilar in the other aspects. It is suggested that further research could profitably be directed towards a clarification of the role that the friction-of-distance played in the formation of a Digital City, or the governance relationship between a Foundational Digital City and that of the hosting company.     

Keyword Geographic cities
Ideal cities
Digital city

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