Document Type

Post-Print

Published In

Journal of Planning Education and Research

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Subjects

Cyberpunk fiction -- History and criticism, Science fiction -- History and criticism, City and town life in literature, City planning

Abstract

The science fiction subgenre of cyberpunk developed in the 1980s and 1990s with a strong interest in urban settings. A reading of important cyberpunk novels shows the way in which the ideas of formal urban theory, such as the idea of global cities, cities as communication systems, and the Los Angeles school of urban studies, have been incorporated into this facet of popular culture. The analysis suggests that science fiction can help planners to understand the influence of a range of social theories on public understanding of planning issues.

Description

This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, has been published in Journal of Planning Education and Research 2007 and is copyright by Sage Publications, available online at: http://jpe.sagepub.com/content/27/2/122.abstract

DOI

10.1177/0739456X07305795

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8588

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