Accession Number : AD0661662

Title :   MODERN TECHNOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT ON URBAN MANAGEMENT.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rowan,Thomas C.

Report Date : 28 SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : New developments in communications, information processing, and system analysis are going to compel new approaches to many of the pressing problems facing local government. Time sharing of computers, remote display of information, and powerful, new ways of aggregating and analyzing masses of data are going to have impacts far beyond the realm of conventional improvements in governmental efficiency. Governmental operations are, in contrast to industrial activities, particularly susceptible to cybernation. Not only clerical operations but routine decision making is beginning to be more effectively done by the computer. Further, the citizen will feel the influence of the computer as data banks develop which have extensive information from many sources centralized and accessible and manipulatable in new ways. How to control this new technology so that it facilitates rather than inhibits the development of healthy urban communities is a serious human and social problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL SCIENCES, COMPUTERS), URBAN AREAS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DECISION MAKING, CYBERNETICS, DATA PROCESSING, TIME SHARING

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE