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Globalization and the Sustainability of Cities in the Asia Pacific Region

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In this volume, scholars from around the region analyze the impacts of globalization on cities in the Asia Pacific region. This collection forms a useful, comprehensive, and ambitious study, focusing on the region's specific urban concerns and on broader theoretical issues surrounding social and environmental conditions in major metropolitan centers.

The first part of the book examines globalization, foreign direct investment, international migration, and the question of cities ...

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Overview

In this volume, scholars from around the region analyze the impacts of globalization on cities in the Asia Pacific region. This collection forms a useful, comprehensive, and ambitious study, focusing on the region's specific urban concerns and on broader theoretical issues surrounding social and environmental conditions in major metropolitan centers.

The first part of the book examines globalization, foreign direct investment, international migration, and the question of cities and their changing patterns and meanings. Each chapter provides a broad set of dynamics that cuts across the world and finds particular instantiations in the Asia Pacific Region. The second part focuses on particular types of cities. First among these is the post industrial capital exporting city, with Tokyo, Seoul, and Taipei as examples. The second is the borderless or entrepĂ´t city, citing Hong Kong and Singapore, whose special status as city-states has allowed a unique type of growth. The industrial city is exemplified by chapters on Shanghai, Jabotabek, and Bangkok, cities that have experienced very high globalization driven growth but also have become highly polluted environments, in sharp contrast with Singapore and the central area of Hong Kong. The final section focuses on amenity cities. Sydney and Vancouver are the two cases examined. These chapters demonstrate how environmental awareness can be part of urban growth and provide evidence that globalization is not promoting urban environmental and social sustainability.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789280810608
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 534
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Fu-chen Lo is the former deputy director of the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, Tokyo. He is the Taipei economic and cultural representative to Japan. Peter J. Marcotullio is a fellow and Urban Programme manager at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, Tokyo.

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Table of Contents

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Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Globalization and urban transformations in the Asia Pacific region 21
3 FDI in Asia in boom and bust 68
4 International migration, urbanization, and globalization in the Asia Pacific region: A preliminary framework for policy analysis 92
5 The impact of globalization and issues of metropolitan planning in Tokyo 115
6 Globalization and the sustainability of cities in the Asia Pacific region: The case of Seoul 140
7 Urban population in Taiwan and the growth of the Taipei metropolitan area 167
8 Increasing globalization and the growth of the Hong Kong extended metropolitan region 199
9 Singapore: Global city and service hub 239
10 Globalization and the sustainable development of Shanghai 271
11 Globalization and the sustainability of Jabotabek, Indonesia 311
12 The extended Bangkok region: Globalization and sustainability 364
13 Globalization and the sustainability of cities in the Asia Pacific region: The case of Sydney 399
14 From village on the edge of the rainforest to Cascadia: Issues in the emergence of a liveable subglobal world city 428
15 Globalization and the sustainability of cities in the Asia Pacific region 455
Acronyms 491
List of contributors 495
Index 497
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