Still not there, but on our way: Thinking of urban ICT policies in European cities

Galit Cohen-Blankshtain*, Peter Nijkamp

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In the information society, information and communication technology (ICT) is potentially an important policy tool. Especially at local levels, scholars stress the essentiality of active intervention and use of ICT tools. However, since these technologies are still new, little experience exists relative to urban ICT initiatives. This paper therefore aims to examine the way urban front-liners (both elected politicians and administrative professionals) perceive the opportunities of urban ICT policy. Using a European survey, the authors researched views and beliefs about different aspects of urban ICT policies. Following that, they tested whether there is a relationship between the activity field of the respondents and their views on ICT policies. Significant differences among urban planners and economists were established.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)390-400
Number of pages11
JournalTijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • European cities
  • ICT
  • ICT policy
  • Urban policy making


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