Urban implications of telework: Policy gap in Sydney metropolitan planning?

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Title Urban implications of telework: Policy gap in Sydney metropolitan planning?
Author Alizadeh, Tooran
Publication Title World Planning Schools Congress 2011: Planning in an era of uncertainty and transformation
Editor Associate Professor Paul Magin
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Perth, Western Australia
Publisher World Planning Schools Congress
Abstract The paper attempts to develop an understanding of urban implications of telecommunication with a focus on telework in the Australian context. It begins with definitional discrepancy in the telework studies and defines telework as a flexible knowledge-work option in the new economy. It then reviews some of the urban implications of telework in the literature, and analyzes Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036 as the major document that shapes the future of Australia's first global city. This analysis identifies policy gaps regarding the lack of telecommunication focus at Sydney metropolitan level. The paper also reveals great opportunities involved in the current strategy to work with telecommunication and to deal with the major planning issues challenging the future of Australia's largest capital city. Considering the major investment on the telecommunication infrastructure namely NBN, this paper is perfectly timed and addresses policy issues that could highly impact the future of urban planning and policies in Australia.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://anzaps.net/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 ANZAPS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
ISBN 9781740522373
Conference name 2011 WPSC
Location Perth, Western Australia
Date From 2011-07-04
Date To 2011-07-08
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/45265
Date Accessioned 2011-07-29
Date Available 2013-05-16T04:08:43Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Urban and Regional Planning
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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