Berkeley Planning Journal
An Introduction to the 2001 Issue of the Berkeley Planning Journa
- Author(s): Dowall, David
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/BP315112979
Planners have always been deeply interested in and concerned about the effects of technology on human settlements. There is a rich and var ied literature on technics and civilization, to borrow from Mumford's brilliant account ( 193 4). Whether looking at machines, autos, comput ers or the Internet, this literature provides a rich treasure-trove of social and historical analysis. This issue of the Berkeley Planningjournal makes a contribution to this topic by examining the effects of technology on planning and urban and regional development. The editors of the Berkeley Planningjournal have selected four articles on this topic. Each provides a distinctly different perspective on technology's impacts on plan ning and urban development.