Ghettometrics: An Urban Social Transactions and Negotiations System

Robert Mayhawk

DOI: 10.2190/PVY3-37TA-TR43-4G5A


This paper, in addressing certain aspects of urban center communication systems, explores: 1) generalizations and assumptions about the ghetto or the ill-developed sections of our country; 2) the feasibility of developing and maintaining a computer center for educational purposes in the ghetto; 3) the advantages and potential roles of urban planners and computer personnel in jointly studying and documenting social transactions and negotiations in the ghetto; and 4) the need and function of a programmed course (ghettometrics) as a community educational tool. The end result is the proposal for an urban social transactions and negotiations system in which to harness this vast network of energy and information for optimal community dispensation.

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