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Urban sustainability and growth management in south-east Asian city-regions : the case of Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong

Teriman, Suharto, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Mayere, Severine (2009) Urban sustainability and growth management in south-east Asian city-regions : the case of Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, VII, pp. 47-68.

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Abstract

Major South-East Asian city-regions have experienced considerable physical, economic and social transformations during the past three decades. The rapid pace of globalisation and economic restructuring has resulted in these city-regions receiving the full impact of urbanisation pressures. In an attempt to ease these pressures, city-regions such as Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur have advocate growth management approaches giving particular interest to urban sustainability. These approaches promote efforts to achieve the triple bottom line sustainability by balancing economic and social development, and environmental protection, and putting more emphasis on compact and optimum development of urban forms. This paper evaluates the case of two South-East Asian city-regions, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, and assesses their experiences in managing their urban forms whilst promoting sustainable patterns of urban development. The findings show that sustainable urban development initiatives employing a top down approach has yielded encouraging results in these case study city-regions. However the need for a more concerted effort towards the overall sustainability agenda still remains vital.

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ID Code: 25951
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: An open access copy is available from the journal's website - see official URL.
Keywords: Sustainable urban development, Growth management, Compact urbanisation, City-regions, South-East Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong
ISSN: 1675-6215
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Authors, 2009.
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2009 11:17
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:51

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