Urban inequality and information and communication technologies (ICT)

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dc.contributor.author Shipalana, Nkateko Bubby
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-03T09:30:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-03T09:30:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/8349
dc.description.abstract Human societies are commonly faced with the challenge of addressing social inequality, but this challenge is one of the most “contested” arenas of urban planning in South Africa. Parallel high levels of socio-economic and spatial inequalities, a “revolution” that is based on information and communications technologies is exacerbating existing socio-spatial patterns. However, these ICTs are seen by some as having a dual character, and hence the potential to advance the social and economic well-being of the poor. Developing countries have thus embraced these new technologies as a means of resolving social inequalities. To what extent do ICTs achieve this? In addition, what role is there for urban planning in ensuring that ICTs resolves social inequality en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Urban inequality and information and communication technologies (ICT) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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