The cities of the Pacific Rim are in one of the most dynamic spheres of the global economy. In the twenty first century the focus of global affairs is destined to shift from the West to the East. These cities offer a wide range of different responses to the demands that rapid growth puts on planning and infrastructure : from the laxity that has lead to the urban sprawl of Bangkok to the regulation that is characteristic of Singapore.
This book considers the interactive relationships between the operation of the planning system and the role and performance of property development and real estate markets in 14 Pacific Rim cities drawn from both the Eastern and Western perspective. The dynamic underlying these relationships considers the interplay between administrative structures, legislative controls and policy issues examining the role of actors and agencies in the property development and investment process.
Should be of great appeal to urban designers who are interested in the cities of the Pacific Rim - Urban Design
This is a timely and useful publication… - Regional Studies
The book provides a useful introductory text for understanding the interactions between planning systems, property markets and real estate investment in a number of `global' cities. The detailed descriptions of each of the cities combined with the introductory chapter represent a useful platform for further research into this increasingly important area. - Regional Studies
Pacific Rim Cities: the relationship between planning systems and property markets - James Berry, Stanley McGreal nd Paul Scales. Eastern Perspective. Beijing - Kwong Wing Chau, Hongyu Liu and Anthony Walker. Shanghai - L H Li, Raymond Y C Tse and Sivaguru Ganesan. Hong Kong - Raymond Y C Tse and Sivaguru Ganesan. Taipei - Chin-Oh Chang and Chien-Yuan Lin. Tokyo - Ali Parsa. Bangkok - Craig Plumb. Kuala Lumpur - Eamonn D'Arcy and Geoff Keogh, Singapore - Geoff Keogh and Eamonn D'Arcy. Manila - Monique Pronove and Chemerie Cheng. Western Perspective. Sydney - Graeme Newell and Peter Herborn. Melbourne - Nigel Flanningan, David Parker and Jon Robinson. Vancouver - Jane Londerville and Thomas Finley. San Francisco Bay Area - Cynthia A Kroll. Los Angeles - Paul M Syms and Bruce R Weber. Pacific Rim Future Scenarios - John Ratcliffe. Index.