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 ...
The title 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, ...
... comprising the Malaysian island of Johor, Singapore, and the Riau archipelago of Indonesia; Metro Manila in the ... the Kuala Lumpur-Klang Valley region in Malaysia; and the Bangkok Metropolitan Region in central Thailand.
During much of the period after 1995, the growth of gross domestic product (GDP) for the original six members - Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, and the Philippines — continued at between 4 and 7 per cent per ...