Mega Urban Regions of Southeast Asia (Urbanization in Asia)

Mega Urban Regions of Southeast Asia (Urbanization in Asia)

By: Ira M. Robinson (editor)Paperback

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A distinguishing feature of recent urbanization in the ASEANcountries of Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, andIndonesia is the outward extension of their mega-cities (Bangkok,Jakarta, Manila, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur) beyond the metropolitanborders, resulting in the establishment of new towns, industrialestates, and housing projects in previously rural areas. This processhas both positive and negative effects. On one side, household incomesand employment opportunities are increasing, but on the other, thegrowth often causes serious problems in terms of environmentaldeterioration, conflicting land uses, and inadequate housing andservice provisions. Mega Urban Regions of Southeast Asia is the firstcomprehensive work on the subject of ASEAN mega-urban regions. Thecontributors review T.G. McGee's original idea of desakota zones,and offer arguments both for and against this concept, making asignificant contribution to our understanding of the true face of ASEANcities. The book brings together authors from around the world and willbe of interest to a wide audience, including demographers, urbanplanners, geographers, sociologists, economists, civil servants anddevelopment consultants.

About Author

T.G. McGee is a professor in the Department ofGeography at the University of British Columbia and Director of itsInstitute of Asian Research. Ira M. Robinson isprofessor emeritus of urban planning at the University of Calgary.


Maps and Figures Preface Acknowledgments Part 1: Overview and Issues 1. Metrofitting the Emerging Mega-Urban Regions of ASEAN: AnOverview 2. Mega-Urbanization in ASEAN: New Phenomenon or Transitional Phaseto the 'Los Angeles World City'? Part 2: Processes Creating Mega-Urban Regions inASEAN 3. Global Interdependence and Urbanization: Planning for the BangkokMega-Urban Region 4. Emerging Spatial Patterns in ASEAN Mega-Urban Regions:Alternative Strategies 5. ASEAN Urban Housing Sector Performance: A ComparativePerspective 6. Housing Women Factory Workers in the Northern Corridor of theBangkok Metropolitan Region 7. Moving Goods, People, and Information: Putting the ASEANMega-Urban Regions in Context 8. Gridlock in the Slopopolis: Congestion Management and SustainableDevelopment 9. The Roles and Contributions of the Private Sector inEnvironmental Management in ASEAN Mega-Urban Regions 10. The Governance of Mega-Urban Regions 11. Developing Management Responses for Mega-Urban Regions Part 3: Case Studies of ASEAN Mega-UrbanRegions 12. The Johor-Singapore-Riau Growth Triangle: The Effect of EconomicIntegration 13. The Metro Manila Mega-Region 14. Problems and Challenges of Mega-Urban Regions in Indonesia: TheCase of Jabotabek and the Bandung Metropolitan Area 15. Challenges of Superinduced Development: The Mega-Urban Region ofKuala Lumpur-Klang Valley 16. The Bangkok Metropolitan Region: Policies and Issues in theSeventh Plan Part 4: Conclusions and Policy Implications 17. ASEAN Mega-Urbanization: A Synthesis References Contributors Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774805483
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780774805483
  • weight: 600
  • ISBN10: 077480548X

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