Mobile Telephony, Public and Private Planning and Regulation

Deborah Peel, MG Lloyd

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    The global connectivity, experience and opportunities afforded by the expansion of modern informational mobility is particularly evident in the sustained expansion of mobile, cell and smart phones which are held to offer important social and economic benefits to individuals, businesses and governments. In practical terms, these are held to provide greater spatial mobility and connectivity, whilst potentially contributing to economic competitiveness, social emancipation, and territorial cohesion. Yet, the invisible connectivity afforded by such devices necessitates a visible physical infrastructure in rural and urban localities. This chapter discusses the technological, environmental and socio-economic implications of providing a mobile telephony infrastructure through a case study of the land use planning regulatory framework in the UK. Specific reference is made to Scotland which introduced statutory planning regulation in the public interest. This chapter explores the theoretical dimensions of the regulatory challenge of mobile telephony from a public and private perspective.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICTs for Mobile and Ubiquitous Urban Infrastructures
    Subtitle of host publicationSurveillance, Locative Media and Global Networks
    EditorsRodrigo J Firmino, Fabio Duarte, Clovis Ultramari
    Place of PublicationHershey, PA
    PublisherIGI Global
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9781609600532
    ISBN (Print)9781609600518
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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