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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Ira M. Robinson. Regions of Southeast Asia Edited by T.G. McGee and Ira M. Robinson Southeast Asia Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia —
Southeast Asia Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia — member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) — are undergoing radical transformation as they experience rapid economic growth and ...
... of Mega-Urban Regions in Indonesia: The Case of Jabotabek and the Bandung Metropolitan Area / 296 Ida Ayu Indira Dharmapatni and Tommy Firman Challenges of Superinduced Development: The Mega-Urban Region of Kuala Lumpur-Klang Valley ...
... of this book perhaps suggests that all of Southeast Asia falls within its subject matter, but in fact it deals only with the largest megacities of the ASEAN countries of Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia.
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; ...