Challenges to Asian Urbanization in the 21st Century / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
This book is unique in that it brings forth the nature and characteristics of 21st century Asian urbanization. It provides a basic framework, particularly as it relates to the patterns, characteristics and problems associated with urbanization. Urban structural models are discussed in relation to their applicability and non-applicability. It is of relevance to researchers and students working in the fields of social geography, Asian studies, urban economies, urban and regional planning and social issues.
Table of ContentsChallenges to Asian Urbanization in the 21st Century: An Introduction.- A Half-Century of the World City: Asian and African Cities.- Post-Colonial Cities in the Global Era: A Comparative Study of Mumbai and Accra.- Colombo and the Pattern of South Asian and Port City Models.- The Development of Hill Stations as Urban Centers.- Communicative Planning Practice in an Undemocratic society: Hong Kong Case.- Central Planning and Market Elements in Viet Nam’s Economy.- Recent Planning Strategies in Jerusalem.- A Spatio-Temporal, Functional Classification of Indian Cities.- Ambient Air Quality in Delhi 1988–1994: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis.- Environmental Degradation and Health:Urban Growth and Health Risks in Pondicherry.- Pollution Parameters in Asian Cities.- Mitigating Rural-Urban Exodus: Multi-Objective Spatial Design of Rural Biomass Energy.- The Role of Secondary Cities in Rapidly Industrializing Countries:The Example of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.- Assessing Rail Network History in Japan’s Kanto Region.- Urban Development of South Asia.