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.
The entire territory - comprising the central city, the developments within the transportation corridors, the satellite towns and other projects in the peri-urban fringe, and the outer zones — is emerging as a single, ...
The approaches differ mainly in terms of the degree of autonomy or centralism in local-central government relations, the functions assumed by each level of government, the level of participation accorded urban citizens, the role of the ...
... Riau archipelago of Indonesia; Metro Manila in the Philippines; Jabotabek, the urban region centred on Jakarta in Indonesia; the Kuala Lumpur-Klang Valley region in Malaysia; and the Bangkok Metropolitan Region in central Thailand.
... need to develop a new outlook that recognizes the inevitability of the urban transition and faces the challenges that urbanization presents. The issue of how population will be distributed within the urban system is central to the ...
Singapore's dominance as the central node for air traffic had been established by that year, for example, but in the early twenty-first century funds provided by joint ventures between government and private sectors had been used in a ...
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Processes Creating MegaUrban Regions in ASEAN
Case Studies of ASEAN MegaUrban Regions
Conclusions and Policy Implications