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.
27 Douglas Webster Part 2: Processes Creating Mega-Urban Regions in ASEAN Global Interdependence and Urbanization: Planning for the Bangkok Mega-Urban Region / 45 Mike Douglass Emerging Spatial Patterns in ASEAN Mega-Urban Regions: ...
Maps The ASEAN states / 2 Emerging spatial network of development, Pacific Asia / 54 Regional networks in Thailand, 1990-2010. Based on Douglass (1 991 a) / 62 National spatial planning framework, Thailand, 1987-91.
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.
Extended metropolitan development tends to produce an amorphous and amoebic-like spatial form, with no set boundaries or geographic extent and long regional peripheries, their radii sometimes stretching 75 Preface.
Second, he proposes a 'regional network' concept to describe the opportunities and dynamics of contemporary spatial development processes. Third, he explores the implications of this approach for urban and regional planning and policy.