Emerging Urbanity: Global Urban Projects in the Asia Pacific Rim [NOOK Book]

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Emerging Urbanity examines some of the largest and most ambitious urban projects in the world today. These projects exist in response to the desires of their respective governments to engage more fully in the global economy. They are an essential aspect of a city's global infrastructure and in this sense are the most important urban projects. While other regions of the world have shown the desire to capture larger shares of the global economy through the construction of urban projects, the Pacific Rim is unique ...
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Emerging Urbanity: Global Urban Projects in the Asia Pacific Rim

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Overview

Emerging Urbanity examines some of the largest and most ambitious urban projects in the world today. These projects exist in response to the desires of their respective governments to engage more fully in the global economy. They are an essential aspect of a city's global infrastructure and in this sense are the most important urban projects. While other regions of the world have shown the desire to capture larger shares of the global economy through the construction of urban projects, the Pacific Rim is unique in the scale and the number of such projects.

The synergy of the Asian Miracle created an unprecedented climate of confidence about the future of the Pacific Rim. This confidence manifested itself in both tremendous economic development and urban growth. Emerging Urbanity explores the ascension of the Asian dragons and examines the results of this on urban form. The urban projects examined are but one aspect of a much larger urbanization drama unfolding in cities throughout the Pacific Rim. However, unlike the multitude of separate policy, land use, development, design, infrastructure, transportation and economic decisions that combine to create the urban form of a metropolis, these projects rather are defined presentations of an urban vision, an idea of a city. Emerging Urbanity ponders the implications of these urban projects for the future of the urban form.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135159856
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Marshall is an Associate Professor in Urban Design and Director of Urban Design Programs at the Harvard Design School. He is editor of Waterfronts in Post Industrial Cities published by Spon Press (2001). Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard he was in corporate practice working and living throughout the Asia Pacific Rim.

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Table of Contents

1. Emerging Urbanity

2. Urban Projects in the Global World

3. Tokyo Rainbow Town, Japan

4. The Project of the Century: Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama, Japan

5.The Golden City in the City of Angels: Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand

6. The Focal Point of China: Lujiazui, Shanghai

7. The Silicon Valley of China: Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park, Beijing

8. Doi Moi and the Ascng Dragons of Vietnam: Hanoi North and Saigon South

9. New Downtown-Ideas for the City of Tomorrow: Singapore's New Central Business District

10. The Making of a Malaysian Capital: Putrajaya and the Multimedia Super Corridor, Kual Lumpur

11. The Idea of the City-Critical Pasts and Futures

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