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The City in the Village: The In Situ Urbanization of Villages, Villagers and Their Land around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
     

The City in the Village: The In Situ Urbanization of Villages, Villagers and Their Land around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

by Harold Brookfield, Abdul Samad Hadi, Zaharah Mahmud
 

As the fast-growing cities of South-East Asia expand into the surrounding countryside, they first affect and then absorb rural communities in their peripheries. Not much has been written about this important transformation in the life, livelihood, and land use of villages around the cities. This book analyses what has happened to four such villages around Kuala

Overview

As the fast-growing cities of South-East Asia expand into the surrounding countryside, they first affect and then absorb rural communities in their peripheries. Not much has been written about this important transformation in the life, livelihood, and land use of villages around the cities. This book analyses what has happened to four such villages around Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. This pioneer study of in-situ urbanization, shows how traditional land-use practices have become neglected, how inflationary pressures have effected land values, and how the economic basis of these rural communities has come to depend increasingly on urban employment as they are engulfed within the compass of a modern city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195889765
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/16/1991
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.70(d)

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