The objective of this paper is to shed some light on the lack of significant transitions in urban spatial organization, in light of informational activities, which have turned fully virtual and mobile through the Internet, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Futurist literature predicted at the time the dismantling of cities in the information age, but more recent literature has not confirmed this possibility. Data on commuting, shopping, and social contacting from the developed world reveal that people still prefer to use real-space facilities for these activities. These trends, and other ones, such as the lack of new technologies for faster physical mobility, call for continued equilibrium between urban and virtual spaces.
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- urban space
- virtual space
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Urban Studies