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 total environmental management system of any country or other administrative unit, including the ASEAN countries, is defined as a closed chain of six links: the people, their governments, the private sector, the educational system, ...
Thus most of the population increase in ASEAN over the next twenty-five years' will occur in areas defined as urban. In a similar manner to the developed countries, ASEAN will experience an urban transition.
Country definitions are often based on politically defined urban areas that 'underbound' the true physical extent of urban settlement. As well, there is considerable evidence that much non-agricultural activity is functionally part of ...
... distribution of ASEAN EMRs by percentage, 1960-90. Data from various Southeast Asian Censuses. Note: Does not always total 100 per cent, due to rounding. generally corresponds to the older defined city limits; the metropolitan.
generally corresponds to the older defined city limits; the metropolitan area, which broadly bounds the most heavily built-up settlements that have expanded from the city core; and the extended metropolitan area, a term now applied to ...