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Charles Kaylor                                                                              


Visiting Assistant Professor


Office:  313B Gladfelter Hall

Telephone:  215-204-1435



Areas of Expertise:

GIS, information technology, e-government, the digital divide, community planning



PhD candidate, University of Michigan, Urban and Regional Planning

M.U.P., University of Michigan, Urban and Regional Planning, 2001

M.A., Duke University, Political Science, 1995

B.A., Carleton College, 1989



Mr. Kaylor’s research focuses on the spatially uneven distribution of broadband infrastructure that threatens to create a technological underclass.  He has worked on a state-wide project in Kentucky that demonstrates how local community engagement can play a crucial role in infrastructure development, studying information technology as a complement to the principles and techniques of smart growth.  He has been assessing local adoption of web-based services by local governments since 2000, tracking changes in broadband deployment, shifts in adoption and utilization patterns, and changes in land use and urban form.


Selected Publications:

Kaylor, C.  2007.  Broadband for All: An Evaluation of the Prescription for Innovation.  Report prepared for ConnectKentucky.

Kaylor, C.  2005.  “The State of Local E-Government and E-Democracy: Benchmarking the Progress of US Cities at Providing Online Opportunities for Citizen Engagement,” in J. Cowley and M. Manta Montoy. Eds., E-Government: Key Citizen Participation Issues and Applications for Local Governments.  Columbus, OH: John Glenn Institute of Public Service and Public Policy.

Kaylor, C. 2001. “Gauging E-government: A Report on Implementing Services among American Cities,” Government Information Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 4.


Selected Conference Presentations:


“Bypassed by Broadband: Community Planning for Infrastructure,” presented at Joint Conference of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning and Association of European Schools of Planning, July 2008.

“Probing the Assumptions of the Technology-Based Economic Development Nexus – An Assessment of Telecommunications Infrastructure Planning,” presented at ACSP Annual Conference, 2006.

“Metro Boston Local Governance and Technology: Benchmarking the Progress of Localities,” presented to the MetroWest Growth Management Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Sudbury, MA. July 2004.



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