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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... 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 ...
... 268 Growth of main built-up areas of Metro Manila, 1677-1980. Based on Manila Metropolitan Authority (1992,25) / 283 Jabotabek region and Bandung Metropolitan Area / 297 14.2 15.1 16.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 4.1 7.1 7.2 Maps and Figures.
... Riau archipelago of Indonesia; Metro Manila in the Philippines; Jabotabek, the urban region centred on Jakarta in Indonesia; the Kuala Lumpur-Klang Valley region in Malaysia; and the Bangkok Metropolitan Region in central Thailand.
After 2030, population growth of mega-urban regions in ASEAN is likely to be slow. By that time, however, many such regions will be demographically large. For example, Jabotabek - the extended Jakarta-centred urban region.
For example, Jabotabek - the extended Jakarta-centred urban region — will contain over 30 million people by 2010. The more narrowly defined Jakarta metropolitan region will contain over 17 million people (Culpin Planning 1993).