ERIC Number: ED122756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Communications for Survival; Perspective and Proposed Programs.
Goldmark, Peter C.; And Others
The New Rural Society (NRS) project is federally funded to apply telecommunications technology to ease the plight of the cities by upgrading life in rural communities. The resulting voluntary decentralization of people, business, and government, will, it is hoped, create the necessary conditions to bring the urban and energy crises under control. During its four and a half years of existence the NRS project has conducted a broad study of the historical influences of science and technology and a number of studies in five specific areas: employment, health care, continuing education and vocational training, entertainment and cultural opportunities, and community interaction. This paper gives a general overview of these five specific studies and discusses the implementation of NRS recommendations, both in general and in detail for such areas as transportation, urban needs, employment, health care, adult and vocational education, postal service in rural areas, environmental protection, energy, and communication service. (JY)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communications, Communications Satellites, Community Involvement, Decentralization, Delivery Systems, Employment, Energy, Futures (of Society), Health Services, Pollution, Research Projects, Rural Development, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Transportation, Urban Problems, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fairfield Univ., CT.