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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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 ...
United Nations, Department of International Economic and Social Affairs (1991) / 181 Metro Manila mega-urban region / 197 The Singapore Growth Triangle / 268 Growth of main built-up areas of Metro Manila, 1677-1980.
Mega-metropolitan development, fuelled by rapid economic growth and the availability of different transportation technologies, is producing both positive and negative results. On the positive side, there is evidence that household ...
... management practices in ASEAN mega-cities, except for Singapore, are currently inappropriate for managing mega-urban regions. The economic growth of the past Preface xiii.
The economic growth of the past decade and unsuitable practices of transport demand management have resulted in the drastic reduction of air quality and have serious negative consequences for the economy. The chapter discusses what ...