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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The conference, entitled 'Managing the Mega-Urban Regions of ASEAN Countries: Policy Challenges and Responses,' was held at the Asian Institute of Technology from 30 November to 3 December 1992. There were 167 registered participants ...
In 'Global Interdependence and Urbanization: Planning for the Bangkok Mega-Urban Region,' Mike Douglass explores the ... First, he demonstrates that received theories underlying much urban and regional planning and policy are based on ...
Finally, the chapter suggests a framework for housing policy reform and research within the region. ... Pathum Thani, the outlying province under study, is not administratively recognized as an urban area although it is urbanizing ...
propriate for managing mega-urban regions. The economic growth of the past decade and unsuitable practices of transport demand management have resulted in the drastic reduction of air quality and have serious negative consequences for ...
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; ...
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Processes Creating MegaUrban Regions in ASEAN
Case Studies of ASEAN MegaUrban Regions
Conclusions and Policy Implications