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TitleThe Asian City: Processes of Development, Characteristics and Planning [electronic resource] / edited by Ashok K. Dutt, Frank J. Costa, Surinder Aggarwal, Allen G. Noble
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1994
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Descript XV, 392 p. online resource


In The Asian City the Asian urbanisation processes, nature and characteristics of the 1990s have been analyzed by countries, by comparing different countries and in an international context. The authors are urban specialists from four continents. This volume has been divided into six parts: Part I Urbanisation in an international context; Part II Comparative urban setting; Part III Urbanisation characteristics by country; Part IV Urban planning; Part V The urban poor, and Part VI Perspectives on urbanization. This work allows the reader to understand Asian urban forms, their evolution, the nature of urbanisation, its impact on economic growth in cities, the living and working conditions of the poor, and urban planning and problems


I Urbanization in an International Context -- 1. An Introduction to the Asian City -- 2. Asian Urban Growth Since 1950: Demographic Components, Including Transnational Redistribution -- 3. City Forms of China and India in Global Perspective -- II Comparative Urban Setting -- 4. The Distribution of City Sizes in Asian Countries -- 5. The Concept of Sacred Cities in Asia with Special Reference to India -- 6. A Comparative Study of Rank-Size Distributions in China and India -- 7. Spatial Pattern of Commercial Establishments in Two South Asian City Centers: Rajshahi and Madurai -- III Urbanization Characteristics by Countries -- 8. Metropolitization in Densely Populated Asia: The Case of Tokyo -- 9. The Nature of Urbanization in South Korea -- 10. Indian Urbanization: Proliferation of Mega Cities and Urban Corridors -- 11. Urbanization in Southeast Asia -- 12. Small Town Growth and Development Policy in Pakistan -- IV Urban Planning -- 13. Water Supply in Selected Mega Cities of Asia -- 14. The Impact of the Growth of Township Enterprises on Rural-Urban Transformation in China, 1978โ{128}{147}1990 -- 15. New Small Towns of Israel: Successes and Failures -- 16. Exporting Planning: The Work of Thomas Karsten in Colonial Indonesia -- 17. Planning in a Rapid Growth Center: The Case of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia -- V The Urban Poor -- 18. Children in the Urban Informal Sector: A Tragedy of the Developing Countries in Asia -- 19. Poverty in the Metropolitan Cities of India -- 20. Spatial Spread of Daily Activity Patterns of Slum Dwellers in Calcutta and Delhi -- 21. Bombay Urban Development Project: A Solution for the Shelter Problem of the Urban Poor? -- 22. Sidewalk Dwellers of Calcutta -- VI Perspectives on Urbanization -- 23. Trends and Implications of Urbanization in India During the 20th Century -- 24. Perspectives on Asian Urbanization: An East-West Comparison

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