ERIC Number: ED121318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
City Meets the Cable: A Case Study in Technological Innovation and Community Decision-Making. Publication 75-7.
The cable television decision-making process in Cincinnati, Ohio between 1969 and 1974 was investigated in detail. Data were obtained primarily through a series of open-ended interviews with various decision-making praticipants, including members of a Task Force on Urban Cable Communications, members of the city council and municipal agencies, prospective cable franchise applicants, community leaders, and task force consultants. Other data gathering activities included examination of related documents such as the task force's report and minutes, city council resolutions, ordinance drafts, consulting studies, and newspaper articles. Surveys of cable television policy reports and of the status of decision-making in the 50 largest cities were also completed, along with reviews of the industrial, regulatory, and municipal evolution of cable television and of urban responses to other technological innovations. The data were used to analyze in detail the dynamics of municipal cable television decision-making, to evaluate several prescriptive models of cable television decision-making, and to examine the generic problem of community planning and control of technological innovation. (JY)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Case Studies, City Government, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Innovation, Models, Technological Advancement, Urban Areas, Urban Planning, Urban Problems
Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy, 200 Aiken Computation Lab., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($23.40)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cincinnati)