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.
... 215 Aprodicio Laquian Developing Management Responses for Mega-Urban Regions / 242 Ellen M. Brennan Part 3: Case Studies of ASEAN Mega-Urban Regions The Johor-Singapore-Riau Growth Triangle: The Effect of Economic Integration / 269 ...
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.
Part 3 presents a set of five case studies of ASEAN mega-urban regions: the Singapore Growth Triangle, comprising the Malaysian island of Johor, Singapore, and the Riau archipelago of Indonesia; Metro Manila in the Philippines; ...
Growth of income had been accompanied by high levels of domestic savings, fostered at least in part by government ... the Kuala Lumpur-Klang mega-urban region (6 million); the Singapore Growth Triangle (10 million); the Java megaurban ...
This growth triangle has become the focus of much attention, raising as it does important issues relating to a 'borderless economy.' How will the various states and private enterprises involved handle this evolving expansion of economic ...
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Processes Creating MegaUrban Regions in ASEAN
Case Studies of ASEAN MegaUrban Regions
Conclusions and Policy Implications