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.
Results 1-5 of 55
Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines demonstrated growth in export-oriented manufacturing in the 1990s and early twentyfirst century. Increased local and regional demand within the ASEAN market also led to the production ...
As Figure 1.3 shows, the labour force has shifted considerably from agriculture to manufacturing and services, a trend that is likely to appear even more dramatic when the 1990 round of census data becomes fully available.
This is largely due to a boom in direct foreign investment in exportoriented manufacture, most of it from Japan and Asian NICs. Rapid industrialization is therefore highly important in explaining the spatial process.
These changes now permit the procurement of raw materials for manufacturing and production of goods and market products at a global level. Developing countries are vigorously competing to be chosen as sites in this global system.
Figures on manufacturing investment in Malaysia in the 1970s, during the first wave of export-oriented industries, show that over 50 per cent of international investment in manufacturing occurred in the Klang ValleyKuala Lumpur urban ...