This book is the outcome of the Conference on Population Growth, Urbanization, and Urban Policies in the Asia-Pacific Region, held in Honolulu during 8-12 April 1985. It provides wide attention among development planners, urban managers, and scholars in the field of urban and development planning.
1. Introduction Part I: Implications of Demographic and Economic Change for Urbanization 2. Population Growth and Urbanization: What Does the Future Hold? 3. Structural Change and Spatial Transformation: Review of Urbanization in Asia, 1960–80 Part II: The International Economy and National Urbanization 4. International Impacts on the Urbanization Process in the Asian Region: A Review 5. External Economic Forces and National Spatial Development: Japanese Direct Investment in Pacific Asia Part III: Mobility, Labor Markets, and the Welfare Implications of Urbanization 6. Rural-to-Urban Migration and Labor Markets 7. Demographic and Welfare Implications of Urbanization: Direct and Indirect Effects on Sending and Receiving Areas Part IV: Effects of Implicit Policies and Institutional Factors 8. Implicit Policies and the Urban Bias As Factors Affecting Urbanization 9. Implicit Policies Affecting Urbanization in Thailand Part V: Effectiveness of Decentralization Policies 10. Decentralized Urban Development: Stylized Facts and Policy Implications 11. Population Decentralization Policies: The Experience of Taiwan Part VI. Urban Management Issues and Policies 12. Success and Failure in Urban Management: Some Lessons from the East Asian Experience 13. Cities That Work: Hong .Kong and Singapore Part VII. National Urban Goals and Policies 14. The Goals of National Urban Policy: The Case of Indonesia 15. Urban Policies and Urban Housing Programs in China Part VIII. Conclusion 16. Issues for Further Research