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Cities and their vital systems : infrastructure past, present, and future /
Jesse H. Ausubel and Robert Herman, editors ; National Academy of Engineering.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1988.
description
viii, 357 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. --
ISBN
0309037867 :
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Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1988.
isbn
0309037867 :
catalogue key
2360348
 
Includes bibliographies and index.
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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.
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Cities and Their Vital Systemsasks 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.

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