Mega Urban Regions of Southeast Asia
A distinguishing feature of recent urbanization in the ASEAN countries of Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia is the outward extension of their mega-cities (Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur) beyond the metropolitan borders, resulting in the establishment of new towns, industrial estates, and housing projects in previously rural areas. This process has both positive and negative effects. On one side, household incomes and employment opportunities are increasing, but on the other, the growth often causes serious problems in terms of environmental deterioration, conflicting land uses, and inadequate housing and service provisions.
Mega Urban Regions of Southeast Asia is the first comprehensive work on the subject of ASEAN mega-urban regions. The contributors review T.G. McGee's original idea of desakota zones, and offer arguments both for and against this concept, making a significant contribution to our understanding of the true face of ASEAN cities. The book brings together authors from around the world and will be of interest to a wide audience, including demographers, urban planners, geographers, sociologists, economists, civil servants and development consultants.
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In 'ASEAN Urban Housing Sector Performance: A Comparative Perspective,' Shlomo Angel and Stephen K. Mayo present preliminary results for the five ASEAN megacities — Bangkok, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila - from the ...
It also provides data comparing housing sector performance in the five ASEAN mega-cities to that of the rest of the world and explains some of the differences among these cities. Finally, the chapter suggests a framework for housing ...
... new methods of environmental and land management, and innovative techniques for funding such institutional arrangements as metropolitan development authorities. Part 3 presents a set of five case studies of xiv Preface.
Part 3 presents a set of five case studies of ASEAN mega-urban regions: the Singapore Growth Triangle, comprising the Malaysian island of Johor, Singapore, and the Riau archipelago of Indonesia; Metro Manila in the Philippines; ...
Thus most of the population increase in ASEAN over the next twenty-five years' will occur in areas defined as urban. In a similar manner to the developed countries, ASEAN will experience an urban transition.