1st Edition

Planning for a Better Urban Living Environment in Asia

By Anthony Gar-On Yeh, Mee Kam Ng Copyright 2000

    This title was first published in 2000. Asia has developed very rapidly in the last quarter of the century and will be a main focus of the world in the 21st century. With rapid growth and development, the urban areas in the region are undergoing dramatic changes. An appreciation of the heterogeneous nature of Asian cities and the related planning practices is the first step to understand various urban development problems in the region. This book is a consolidated effort by prominent scholars in Asian planning schools to explore urban development and planning practices in Asia. The book reflects on and examines some of the past and current challenges and considers future prospects of urban and regional planning, environment, housing, redevelopment and conservation and planning education in Asia. This book should be useful to students, teachers, researchers and professionals and people who are interested in urban development, planning and environment in Asia.

    Contents: Introduction: planning for a better urban living environment in Asia, Anthony Gar-On Yeh and Mee Kam Ng; Challenges and future prospects of planning for a better living environment in larger cities in Asia, Hideheko Sazanami The compulsions of accommodating the informal sector in the Asian metropolises and changes necessary in the urban planning paradigms, A.T.M. Nurul Amin; Urbanization versus urban planning practice in Malaysia: considerations, prospects and possibilities, Che Musa Che Omar; An extended metropolis? a growth triangle? towards better planning for the Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta region, Mee Kam Ng; Toward an environment facilitating human behaviour and movement: an approach to evaluation and manipulation of pedestrian space by simulation modelling, Baozhe Hu, Yukio Nishimura and Sadao Watanabe; The planning and management of a better high density environment, Anthony Gar-On Yeh; An ecological plan for a better living environment in a modern city: a case study of Huizhou, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China, Xiangrong Wang and Zhaoyu Qian; The environment of densely populated areas of Bangladesh: with special reference to Dhaka and secondary towns, Mir Shahidul Islam; The evaluation of the five-year two million housing unit construction plan (1988-92), Chong-Won Chu; Housing attainability: a concept toward solving the urban housing crisis in Bangladesh, Mahbubur Rahman; Shophouse: Asian urban composite housing, Mamoru Tohiguchi and Hon Shyan Chong; Evaluation of planned housing in Java: to identify the basic needs of interior space, Wahyu Subroto T. YoYok, Kunihiro Narumi and Naoki Tahara; Urban redevelopment with landowner participation using the land pooling/readjustment technique, Ray W. Archer; The urban renewal projects in Japan: non residential projects, Takatsune Fukami; Preserving traditional architecture: noble residential area development in Java, Ikaputra, Kunihiro Narumi and Takahiro Hisa; New divisions of public


    Yeh, Anthony Gar-On; Ng, Mee Kam

    'This book is an interesting addition to the literature that deals with rapid urbanization of Asia's cities and the problems and challenges that lie ahead...gives policy decision-makers and planners' guidance and new ideas in their endeavors to bring about better living conditions for its urban denizens.' Australasian Journal of Regional Studies '...this book is timely in its discussion of ongoing planning issues in tackling urban problems in Asia.' Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography