Een geografie van de informatienetwerken in de stedelijke beweging Het informatiemodel van Paul Otlet (1868-1944) voor de Union Internationale des Villes
A geography of the information networks in the municipal movement. The information model of Paul Otlet (1868-1944) for the International Union of Local Authorities' This article studies the development of municipal information networks in the beginning of the twentieth century. These networks aimed at describing, knowing and controlling the city. Henceforth, the International Union of Local Authorities (iula) is studied as a municipal information network which operated on an international scale. The article focuses on the role played by Paul Otlet (1868-1944) in the definition of the iula as an international information network with a documentation centre. This international conception is compared to the regional conception of municipal knowledge of Patrick Geddes (1854-1932). By looking at the difference between their geographical conception of municipal knowledge, this article argues that information networks determine our knowledge and treatment of the city.
Historical Studies not elsewhere classified