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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Extended metropolitan-regional growth tends to sprawl along major expressways and railroad lines, with both positive and negative consequences. On the one hand, household incomes and employment opportunities are on the rise.
Based on Robinson (1991) / 157 Container ports and major shipping routes, Pacific Economic Zone, 1988. Based on Rimmer (1990b) / 159 Non-stop air passenger flights, Pacific Economic Zone, 1989. Based on Rimmer (1990b) / 160 Network of ...
Metropolitan regional growth tends to sprawl along major expressways and railroad lines radiating out from the urban cores, and leapfrogs in all directions, putting down new towns, industrial estates, housing projects, and even golf ...
The purpose of the conference was to identify the major problems, opportunities, and challenges facing the mega-urban regions in ASEAN and to make recommendations for appropriate future policy actions and research.
Throughout the paper, Douglass draws upon the experience of Thailand to illustrate the major concepts put forth and the policy directions advocated. Ira M. Robinson, in 'Emerging Spatial Patterns in ASEAN Mega-Urban Regions: Alternative ...