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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The 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 ... the true face of ASEAN cities. The book evaluates policy options for the ...
Maps The ASEAN states / 2 Emerging spatial network of development, Pacific Asia / 54 Regional networks in Thailand, 1990-2010. ... Based on Hoyt (1990) / 173 Southeast Asian cities with over one million population, 1990.
ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, was created in 1967. ... A distinguishing feature of recent urbanization in the ASEAN countries is the extension of their mega-cities beyond the city and metropolitan boundaries.
The entire territory - comprising the central city, the developments within the transportation corridors, the satellite ... The ability of ASEAN not only to retain its current position as one of the World's fastest growing regional ...
in Singapore, and the Asian Institute of Technology-Canadian International Development Agency (AIT-CIDA) Partnership Project. ... The third offers a series of case studies of the major mega-urban cities of ASEAN.