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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10 Alternative spatial models / 86 Multilayered flows / 152 State-owned infrastructure enterprises. Based on Rimmer, Osman, and Dick (1989, 175) / 167 Probable developments around a port-airport-satellite complex.
The slopopolis is described as the urban form of endless land development without any regard to urban infrastructure provision, environmental quality, or social consequences, driven primarily by profit-generating economic activities ...
... and service provision would prove to be intractable. Yet the introduction of vigorous urban management, an adequate infrastructure, and mass transit based Metrofitting the Emerging Mega- Urban Regions of ASEAN 5.
vigorous urban management, an adequate infrastructure, and mass transit based on electrical rail systems enabled these large urban regions to function effectively, attracting international investment and a large proportion of each ...
This process has been encouraged by the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia, which have made substantial investments in infrastructure to expedite it. The emergence of the Singapore Growth Triangle (Singapore, Johor, ...