Urbanization and Sustainability in Asia

Case Studies of Good Practice
Author: Brian Roberts,Trevor Kanaley
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9715616070
Category: City planning
Page: 500
View: 922

Challenging Sustainability

Urban Development and Change in Southeast Asia
Author: Tai-Chee Wong,Brian J. Shaw,Kim Chuan Goh
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International
ISBN: 9789812103079
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 389
View: 7130
"Challenging Sustainability features contributions made by a group of academic geographers, each documenting recent research findings that identify the complexity of problems facing the region's largest cities and highlight the various ways in which the challenges of sustainability are being met."--BOOK JACKET.

Proceeding The 13 th International Asian Urbanization Conference

Rapid Urbanization and Sustainable Development In Asia
Author: Rini Rachmawati,George Pomeroy ,Debnath Mookherjee
Publisher: Deepublish
ISBN: 9798786580
Page: 866
View: 2714
These proceedings are issued in the context of the 13th International Asian Urbanization Conference that will be held on January 6 and 8, 2016. This 13th International Asian Urbanization Conference is hosted by Regional Development Study Program, Faculty of Geography, UniversitasGadjahMada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in association with the Asian Urban Research Association (AURA). AURA was established in January 1986 and is administered at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, USA. It is a non-profit research organization whose primary purpose is to promote the study of urbanization and urban growth and to organize Asian Urbanization Conferences. The conferences are biennial (held every other/alternate year) and have resulted in many publications.These proceedings are expected to be one of the publications that may be improved to be a book. The theme of this seminar is Rapid Urbanisation and Sustainable Development in Asia.It is an important topic to discuss since rapid urbanization has currently become a big issue that hits almost Asian countries. In the context of achieving balanced and sustainable development, it is necessary to conduct a study to help solve problems related to urbanization. Because of too broad issues related to urbanization, it is necessary to discuss the theme in groups. The theme is divided into several sub-themes, i.e. Rural-Urban Transformation; Urban Resilient, Risk and Disaster Management Urbanization; Employment and Urban Poverty; Urbanization in The Era of Information and Communication Technology; Urban Planning and Urban Governance; Socio-Economic Impact of Urbanization; Slum Upgrading and Capacity Building; Land, Urban Development and Housing in Asia; Urban Futures and Aspirations; Communities and the Asian City; Natural Resource Governance and Urbanization; Contested Urban Space; Innovative Approaches to Urban Issues; Urbanisation in Southeast Asia: The Challenge and Solution for The Future, Urbanisation and Geography in The Global Era and Managing Urban and Rural Transformation in Indonesia as well. I would like to thank all parties for their support to succeed this seminar.A great number of people contributed to the success of this seminar. Particular thanks are owed to the following: Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and Faculty of Geography, UGM that facilitate the implementation of this seminar; AURA that gave UGM the chance to hold this seminar; Colleagues from different universitiesfor their roles in becoming keynote speakers and scientific board, as well as in contributing to presenting papers in these proceedings. They come from University of Akron- USA, University of Cologne-Germany, Utrecht University-Netherlands, UniversitasGadjahMada-Indonesia, Shippensburg University-USA, University of Bucharest-Romania, Banaras Hindu University-India, University of Helsinki- Finland, National University of Singapore-Singapore, University of Malaya-Malaysia, KhonKaen University-Thailand, Western Washington University-USA; Association of American Geographers (AAG), The Asian Geography Specialty Group (AGSP), The Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group (RDPSG), ForUm for Urban Future in Southeast Asia, Network of Southeast Asian and German Experts (ForUm), IkatanGeograf Indonesia (IGI)andAsosiasiSekolahPerencanaan Indonesia (ASPI); All speakers for their contribution to these proceedings with the hope that their ideas are very useful to solve problems related to urbanization to develop better and more sustainable cities; All committee members for their last one-year hard work to prepare this seminar.Last but not least, All parties for their help and support to arrange and publish these proceedings. Hopefully, these proceedings are very meaningful in the world of science for those who are interested in the study and doing research for the sake of improving the science related to urbanization.

Urban Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

A Regional Overview
Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211204490
Category: Architecture
Page: 90
View: 9223
In the ESCAP region, the urban population is expected to reach 2.23 billion by 2020, constituting 55 per cent of the region's total projected population and making it the largest urban population in the world. As rapid urbanization is expected to continue it offers both opportunities for, and challenges to local, national and regional socio-economic and environmental sustainability. This publication highlights international programmes which provide practical tools and instruments for capacity building at the city level, disseminate information on specific local initiatives and practices, and offer platforms for inter-city cooperation. Publishing Agency: United Nations (UN).

Decentralization and Local Democracy in the World

First Global Report by United Cities and Local Governments 2008
Author: United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821377352
Category: Political Science
Page: 348
View: 5847
'Decentralization and Local Democracy in the World' constitutes a global reference on decentralization by presenting the contemporary situation of local governments in all regions of the world. The report analyzes local authorities in each continent under three main themes: the evolution of territorial structures; responsibilities and power, management and finances; and local democracy. An additional chapter is dedicated to the governance of large metropolises, where rapid growth presents major challenges, in particular in the fast-developing countries of the South. This report also offers a comparative overview of the different realities concerning the state of decentralization, and how the basic indispensable mechansims for local democracy do, or do not exist in come countries. Relationships between the state and local authorities are evolving toward innovative forms of cooperation. In this context, the role of local authorities in the development of global policies is increasingly recognized. The first Global Observatory on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD) Report is one of the main products of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). The GOLD Report is the first of what will be a triennial publication. UCLG represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve. Headquartered in Barcelona, the organization's stated mission is: To be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the wider international community.

Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia

Author: Akimasa Fujiwara,Junyi Zhang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 4431543791
Category: Science
Page: 292
View: 5088
This book aims to provide a good understanding of and perspective on sustainable transport in Asia by focusing on economic, environmental, and social sustainability. It is widely acknowledged that the current situation and trends in transport are not always sustainable in Asia, due in part to the fast-growing economy and the astounding speed of urbanization as well as least-mature governance. As essential research material, the book provides strong support for policy makers and planners by comprehensively covering three groups of strategies, characterized by the words “avoid” (e.g., urban form design and control of car ownership), “shift” (e.g., establishing comprehensive transportation systems and increasing public transportation systems for both intracity and intercity travel), and “improve” (e.g., redesign of paratransit system, low-emission vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, and eco-life). These are elaborated in the book alongside consideration of the uncertainty of policy effects in the future. The book is also valuable for scholars and scientists because of the diverse methodologies presented and proposed herein. Among those are the four-step model with full feedback mechanisms, the bi-level programming model with sustainability goals, data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis approaches, structural equation models, discrete and/or continuous choice models, copula-based models, survival models, and driving risk models with short-term memory. Using data collected from more than ten Asian cities, including those in both developed and developing nations, the pathway to sustainable transport in Asia gradually becomes clear.

South Asia 2060

Envisioning Regional Futures
Author: Adil Najam,Moeed Yusuf
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783080388
Category: Political Science
Page: 338
View: 9155
“South Asia 2060” is a dialogue among 47 experts from a diverse range of expertise and backgrounds, ranging from policymakers to academia to civil society activists and visionaries, on the likely longer-range trajectories of South Asia’s future. The collection explores current regional trends, possible future trajectories, and the key factors that will determine whether these trajectories are positive or negative for the region, as a region. Departing from a purely security-based analysis, the volume considers factors such as development and human well-being to reveal not what will happen but what could happen, as well as the impact present conditions could have on the rest of the world.

Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Africa and Asia

Author: Belinda Yuen,Asfaw Kumssa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048198674
Category: Political Science
Page: 266
View: 3440
This book is about African and Asian cities. Illustrated through selected case cities, the book brings together a rich collection of papers by leading scholars and practitioners in Africa and Asia to offer empirical analysis and up-to-date discussions and assessments of the urban challenges and solutions for their cities. A number of key topics concerning housing, sustainable urban development and climate change in Africa and Asia are explored along with how policy interventions and partnerships deliver specific forms of urban development. It is intended for all who are interested in the state of the cities and urban development in Africa and Asia. Africa and Asia present, in many ways, useful lessons in dealing with the burgeoning urban population, and the problems surrounding this influx of people and climate change in the developing word.

Urbanization in Southeast Asia

Issues & Impacts
Author: Yap Kioe Sheng,Moe Thuzar
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9814380024
Category: Architecture
Page: 387
View: 7364
Urbanization occurs in tandem with development. Countries in Southeast Asia need to build - individually and collectively - the capacity of their cities and towns to promote economic growth and development, to make urban development more sustainable, to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to ensure that all groups in society share in the development. This book is a result of a series of regional discussions by experts and practitioners involved in the urban and planning of their countries. It highlights urbanization issues that have implications for regional - including ASEAN - cooperation, and provides practical recommendations for policymakers. It is a first step towards assisting governments in the region to take advantage of existing collaborative partnerships to address the urban transformation that Southeast Asia is experiencing today.

Sustainable Urban Transport in an Asian Context

Author: Hitoshi Ieda
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9784431939542
Category: Political Science
Page: 422
View: 6427
Systems of transportation long ago developed out of the profound human need to connect and communicate. Transport today is still the only means for the physical movement of goods and people. Alongside the evolution of transportation and communication technologies, the astounding phenomenon of urbanization has taken place. Cities have grown faster and larger, absorbing vast influxes of dwellers who seek convenient and comfortable lifestyles with the required fast, cheap, and safe systems of transport. Of the world's megacities, with populations of more than ten million, over half are in Asia. While enjoying large-scale economic power, Asian megacities also face serious challenges. They suffer from too-rapid urbanization, with the resulting congestion, pollution, and destruction of traditional local cultures and industries. Written by experts from Asian academic institutes, this book addresses the urgent question of how to achieve sustainability in the still-growing cities of Asia. The chapters comprise the latest research and the application of promising measures, some already realized in Asia, that include urban transport system design and management, land-use control, city planning, and sustainability. Of vast import, this volume was written for students and researchers, planners and engineers, and all who are interested in sustainable urban environments. Following is the structure and rough sketch of the contents of this book: Part I, "The First Step: An Overview" deals with Asian characteristics from natural, cultural, and economic viewpoints, and then describes how we should grasp the concept of urban sustainability in urban transport in Asia. Readers will understand various aspects of Asia as introductory and preparatory knowledge. Part II, "Best Practices from Asia with Wisdom: Keys to Success and Facing Limitations" will introduce actual comparatively successful and promising measures tried and realized in Asia. This part covers various cases from passenger transport to freight transport, from transport system design to system management, from engineering measures to people's participation, from traffic control to land-use control and site development. Readers will find an abundance of information and examples in this main part of the book. Part III, "Future of Urban Transport in Asia: Rising Asia Proposes to the World" discusses key issues and hot topics of study on sustainable city and transport for the future: development and management, travel demand management, growth management, site development strategies, and financial and institutional measures.

Crossing Borders

International Exchange and Planning Practices
Author: Patsy Healey,Robert Upton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135154686
Category: Architecture
Page: 392
View: 981
Different intellectual perspectives from a range of expert contributors in this collection take a critical look at the international diffusion of planning ideas and practices, their impacts on planning practices in different contexts, on the challenge of ‘situating’ planning practices, and on the ethical and methodological issues of international exchange in the planning field.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602123
Category: Architecture
Page: 220
View: 5695
In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

The State of Pacific Towns and Cities

Urbanization in ADB's Pacific Developing Member Countries
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9290928719
Category: Political Science
Page: 153
View: 9823
This report investigates urbanization trends across the 14 Pacific developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank. It examines the history of Pacific urbanization, current state of infrastructure and service provision within urban areas, and systems of urban governance. It presents key actions that Pacific countries need to take to manage urban growth, to meet the needs of their urban citizens, and to benefit from the potential of the urban economy.

Urbanization, Urban Sustainability and the Future of Cities

Author: B. Bhattacharya
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788180696565
Category: Cities and towns
Page: 443
View: 5096

Urbanization and Sustainability

Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change
Author: Christopher G Boone,Michail Fragkias
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400756666
Category: Science
Page: 204
View: 3112
Case studies explore the Million Trees initiative in Los Angeles; the relationship of cap-and-trade policy, public health, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental justice in Southern California; Urbanization, vulnerability and environmental justice in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and São Paulo, and in Antofagasta, Greater Concepción and Valparaiso in Chile; Sociospatial patterns of vulnerability in the American southwest; and Urban flood control and land use planning in Greater Taipei, Taiwan ROC.

Urban Development in Asia and Africa

Geospatial Analysis of Metropolises
Author: Yuji Murayama,Courage Kamusoko,Akio Yamashita,Ronald C. Estoque
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811032416
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
View: 2634
This book examines the urban growth trends and patterns of various rapidly growing metropolitan regions in developing Asian and African nations from the perspective of geography. State-of-the-art geospatial tools and techniques, including geographic information system/science and remote sensing, were used to facilitate the analysis. In addition to the empirical results, the methodological approaches employed and discussed in this book showcase the potential of geospatial analysis, e.g. land-change modeling for improving our understanding of the trends and patterns of urban growth in Asia and Africa. Furthermore, given the complexity of the urban growth process across the world, issues raised in this book will contribute to the improvement of future geospatial analysis of urban growth in the developing regions. This book is written for researchers, academicians, practitioners, and graduate students. The inclusion of the origin and brief history of each of the selected metropolitan regions, including the analysis of their urban primacy, spatiotemporal patterns of urban land-use changes, driving forces of urban development, and implications for future sustainable development, makes the book an important reference for various related studies.

Climate in Asia and the Pacific

Security, Society and Sustainability
Author: Michael Manton,Linda Anne Stevenson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400773382
Category: Science
Page: 317
View: 4566
Commissioned by the Intergovernmental Meeting (IGM) of the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), this book offers a detailed survey of the current status of climate change and climate variability in the Asia-Pacific region, a thorough and thoughtful assessment of climate and security and clear recommendations on the best paths of climate research in the future.

Sustainable Urbanization in India

Challenges and Opportunities
Author: Jenia Mukherjee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811049327
Category: Social Science
Page: 317
View: 1234
This comprehensive volume contributes to the existing and emerging body of literature on contemporary urbanization and the interactions between cities and the environment. The volume is contextualized against latest theories, debates and discussions on 'sustainable urbanization', the post‐2015 development agenda of the United Nations and India's official launching of the 'smart city' agenda. Reflecting on three major components of urban sustainability: investments and infrastructures, waste management, and urban ecologies and environmentalisms, it moves beyond the bi‐centric approach of only looking into the differences between the ‘developed’ and the ‘developing’ world and reflects on cities across India using polycentric methods and approaches. The Indian urban scenario is extremely complex and diverse, and solutions laid out in official and non‐official documents tend to miss these complexities. This volume includes innovative research across different parts of India, identifying city‐specific sources of unsustainability and challenges along with strategies and potentials that would make the process of urban transition both sustainable and equitable. Complex explorations of non‐linear, bottom‐up, multisectoral process‐based local urban contexts across north, south, east and west Indian cities in this volume critique a general acceptance of the universalized concept of ‘sustainable urbanization’ and suggest ways that might be important for transcending inclusive theories to form practical policy-based recommendations and actions.