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 ...
Maps The ASEAN states / 2 Emerging spatial network of development, Pacific Asia / 54 Regional networks in Thailand, 1990-2010. Based on Douglass (1 991 a) / 62 National spatial planning framework, Thailand, 1987-91.
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, ...
... and Waterloo, the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, the Canada-ASEAN Centre in Singapore, and the Asian Institute of Technology-Canadian International Development x Preface.