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Nodal points in the space of informational flows: an empirical analysis of transnational urban networks based on Internet and air traffic flows

Lomme Devriendt UGent (2010)
abstract
In today's global, information-driven, network society, cities should primarily be conceived as centers of new knowledges within transnational networks of information and corporeal flows. While such a focus had long been neglected in urban studies, nowadays researchers increasingly study the myriad interactions between major cities across the world, as nodes on ICT and airline networks. It can however be argued that most of these analyses are hampered by major problems, empirically, due to a lack of adequate data, and theoretically, due to substantial lacunae within the conceptualization of these networks. The entire idea of how best to measure transnational urban networks based on ICT or air travel networks needs, therefore, some serious reconsideration. To this end, in this dissertation work six papers are presented, each of which addresses the conceptualization and empirical elaboration of transnational urban network analyses based on ICT and air travel networks as a means to map out the key cities that structure the global economy.
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author
promoter
UGent and UGent
organization
alternative title
Knooppunten in een netwerk van informatiestromen : een empirische analyse van transnationale stedelijke netwerken gebaseerd op internet- en luchtvaartstromen
year
type
dissertation (composite)
subject
pages
295 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Aula Universiteit
defense date
2010-02-03 17:00
ISBN
9789490695026
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
dissertation consists of copyrighted material
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
882211
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-882211
date created
2010-02-25 15:30:39
date last changed
2010-03-05 12:20:18
@phdthesis{882211,
  abstract     = {In today's global, information-driven, network society, cities should primarily be conceived as centers of new knowledges within transnational networks of information and corporeal flows. While such a focus had long been neglected in urban studies, nowadays researchers increasingly study the myriad interactions between major cities across the world, as nodes on ICT and airline networks. It can however be argued that most of these analyses are hampered by major problems, empirically, due to a lack of adequate data, and theoretically, due to substantial lacunae within the conceptualization of these networks. The entire idea of how best to measure transnational urban networks based on ICT or air travel networks needs, therefore, some serious reconsideration. To this end, in this dissertation work six papers are presented, each of which addresses the conceptualization and empirical elaboration of transnational urban network analyses based on ICT and air travel networks as a means to map out the key cities that structure the global economy.},
  author       = {Devriendt, Lomme},
  isbn         = {9789490695026},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {295},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Nodal points in the space of informational flows: an empirical analysis of transnational urban networks based on Internet and air traffic flows},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Devriendt, Lomme. 2010. “Nodal Points in the Space of Informational Flows: An Empirical Analysis of Transnational Urban Networks Based on Internet and Air Traffic Flows”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences.
APA
Devriendt, L. (2010). Nodal points in the space of informational flows: an empirical analysis of transnational urban networks based on Internet and air traffic flows. Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Devriendt L. Nodal points in the space of informational flows: an empirical analysis of transnational urban networks based on Internet and air traffic flows. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences; 2010.
MLA
Devriendt, Lomme. “Nodal Points in the Space of Informational Flows: An Empirical Analysis of Transnational Urban Networks Based on Internet and Air Traffic Flows.” 2010 : n. pag. Print.