This book analyses and compares the development paths of five major cities in East and Southeast Asia since the early 1960s, including Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, and Shanghai.
Author: Du Huynh
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book analyses and compares the development paths of five major cities in East and Southeast Asia since the early 1960s, including Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, and Shanghai. In examining these five cases through a carefully crafted conceptual framework, the author excavates an understanding of the dynamics that have enabled Seoul and Shanghai to become highly competitive as major engines of economic growth, while simultaneously accounting for why the other three cities have faced numerous problems in terms of meeting their development goals. Presenting both quantitative and qualitative data to trace the course of changes between 1960 and 2015, the case studies curate six possible explanations for the different cities’ developmental trajectories. The book considers the national development strategy matters to the development of cities and positions the share of budget revenue retained for cities’ expenditure as critical. The author demonstrates that consistently pursuing long-term strategies is important, and that public entrepreneurship with powerful supporting coalitions is vital. The book illustrates how master plans have played limited roles in the building of cities, and that fragmented governments are often at the root of the problems facing a city’s development. This book will be highly relevant to researchers in international and Asian urban development.
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some megacities in Asia are growing at ... investment in infrastructure that took
place during the past 20 years has stimulated the growth of more cities by making
Author: Alain Bertaud
Publisher: MIT Press
An argument that operational urban planning can be improved by the application of the tools of urban economics to the design of regulations and infrastructure. Urban planning is a craft learned through practice. Planners make rapid decisions that have an immediate impact on the ground—the width of streets, the minimum size of land parcels, the heights of buildings. The language they use to describe their objectives is qualitative—“sustainable,” “livable,” “resilient”—often with no link to measurable outcomes. Urban economics, on the other hand, is a quantitative science, based on theories, models, and empirical evidence largely developed in academic settings. In this book, the eminent urban planner Alain Bertaud argues that applying the theories of urban economics to the practice of urban planning would greatly improve both the productivity of cities and the welfare of urban citizens. Bertaud explains that markets provide the indispensable mechanism for cities' development. He cites the experience of cities without markets for land or labor in pre-reform China and Russia; this “urban planners' dream” created inefficiencies and waste. Drawing on five decades of urban planning experience in forty cities around the world, Bertaud links cities' productivity to the size of their labor markets; argues that the design of infrastructure and markets can complement each other; examines the spatial distribution of land prices and densities; stresses the importance of mobility and affordability; and critiques the land use regulations in a number of cities that aim at redesigning existing cities instead of just trying to alleviate clear negative externalities. Bertaud concludes by describing the new role that joint teams of urban planners and economists could play to improve the way cities are managed.
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local government, statutory bodies relating to Delhi, lands and buildings in the
possession of the Union government in Delhi and incidental matters in respect of
Author: Kamal Siddiqui
This Is Pioneering Study Comparing The Governance Arrangements In The Five Megacities Of South Asia Namely Dhaka, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi And Karachi Within A Common Analytical Framework.
Statistics on crime in Asia and Africa are , of course , less comprehensive than in
the West , but , on the whole , it seems ... this major difference in crime rates
between Latin America ' s giant cities and those in Asia and Africa will be making
Author: Mattei Dogan
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
The second volume presents an in-depth analysis of ten giant cities. The contributors - all leading experts on their respective cities - describe the present and future economic, social, political and environmental problems facing each city. Both public policy failures and successes are studied. Mega-Cities looks at - New York City, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Delhi, Lagos, Cairo, Mexico City and Sao Paulo.
The Asian approach is characterized by the integration of Asian socio - cultural
characteristics into policy orientation , decision ... to the attainment and
distribution of renewable / non - renewable resources in Asian communities
influences the way in which Asians create ... Even in the megacities of Asia ,
small traditional houses still stand in downtown areas , while commuters emerge
from residences in a ...
Author: Tohru Morioka
Publisher: Sustainability Science
This book addresses the issues associated with sustainable resource-circulating societies. It focuses on Asia, where both population growth and economic growth are increasingly prominent in the global context. The volume is divided into five chapters that cover topics related to technological or socioeconomic issues or a combination of both. The authors examine theories and visions pertinent to resource-circulating societies, as well as relevant practices and initiatives at all levels —national, local, and industrial —and through urban–rural linkages. The book also proposes an integrative approach combining the concepts of a resource-circulating society and a low-carbon society, both of which constitute fundamental components of a sustainable society. This volume provides policymakers, business leaders, and experts in the field with comprehensive knowledge concerning future visions, initiatives, and practical applications in the promotion of a sustainable resource-circulating society in Asia.