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The Asian City : Processes of Development, Characteristics and Planning - Ashok K. Dutt

The Asian City

Processes of Development, Characteristics and Planning

By: Ashok K. Dutt (Editor), F. J. Costa (Editor), Surinder Aggarwal (Editor), A. G. Noble (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1994
ISBN: 9780792331353
Number Of Pages: 392

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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.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Urbanization in an International Context
An Introduction to the Asian Cityp. 1
Asian Urban Growth Since 1950: Demographic Components, Including Transnational Redistributionp. 13
City Forms of China and India in Global Perspectivep. 25
Comparative Urban Setting
The Distribution of City Sizes in Asian Countriesp. 53
The Concept of Sacred Cities in Asia with Special Reference to Indiap. 71
A Comparative Study of Rank-Size Distributions in China and Indiap. 81
Spatial Pattern of Commercial Establishments in Two South Asian City Centers: Rajshahi and Maduraip. 99
Urbanization Characteristics by Countries
Metropolitization in Densely Populated Asia: The Case of Tokyop. 119
The Nature of Urbanization in South Koreap. 127
Indian Urbanization: Proliferation of Mega Cities and Urban Corridorsp. 145
Urbanization in Southeast Asiap. 159
Small Town Growth and Development Policy in Pakistanp. 181
Urban Planning
Water Supply in Selected Mega Cities of Asiap. 205
The Impact of the Growth of Township Enterprises on Rural-Urban Transformation in China, 1978-1990p. 213
New Small Towns of Israel: Successes and Failuresp. 237
Exporting Planning: The Work of Thomas Karsten in Colonial Indonesiap. 249
Planning in a Rapid Growth Center: The Case of Riyadh, Saudi Arabiap. 265
The Urban Poor
Children in the Urban Informal Sector: A Tragedy of the Developing Countries in Asiap. 279
Poverty in the Metropolitan Cities of Indiap. 295
Spatial Spread of Daily Activity Patterns of Slum Dwellers in Calcutta and Delhip. 309
Bombay Urban Development Project: A Solution for the Shelter Problem of the Urban Poor?p. 327
Sidewalk Dwellers of Calcuttap. 337
Perspectives on Urbanization
Trends and Implications of Urbanization in India During the 20th Centuryp. 353
Perspectives on Asian Urbanization: An East-West Comparisonp. 369
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ISBN: 9780792331353
ISBN-10: 0792331354
Series: Geojournal Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 31st October 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.75

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