Promoting sustainable urban development in fast growing city-regions : practices from Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong

Teriman, Suharto, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Mayere, Severine (2008) Promoting sustainable urban development in fast growing city-regions : practices from Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. In Kennedy, Rosemary J. (Ed.) Subtropical Cities Conference 2008, 3-6 September 2008, Brisbane, Qld.

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Abstract

The Asia‐Pacific region is characterised by rapid population growth and urbanisation. These trends often result in an increasing consumption of land, which in turn lead to spatially expansive and discontinuous urban development. As a consequence, local communities and the environment face strong pressures. Many cities in the region have developed policies to tackle the issue of rapid growth and its associated consequences, for example climate change. The broad aim of this paper is to identify the nature, trends and strategies of growth management in major Asia‐Pacific city‐regions, and their implications for natural resource management and infrastructure provision. More specifically, this research seeks to provide insights on sustainable urban development practice, particularly on the promotion of compact urbanisation within the Asia‐Pacific’s fastest growing regions. The methodology of the paper includes a detailed literature review and a comparative analysis of existing strategies and policies. The literature review focuses on the key concepts related to sustainable urban growth management. It also includes existing applications of urban growth management approaches and planning information system in managing growth. Following the literature review, the paper undertakes a comparative analysis of the strategies of major Asia‐Pacific city‐regions of Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong in terms of their approaches to sustainable urban development. The findings of the paper provide a clear understanding of the necessity of sustainable urban development practices. It contributes to the development of a substantial base for further research. Ultimately, this research aims to shed light on sustainable urban development by providing insights on the management of growth, natural resources and urban infrastructures.

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ID Code: 26004
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Growth Management, Sustainable Urban Development, Compact Urbanisation, City-Regions, Kuala Lumpur
ISBN: 9780975244029
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Compilation Centre for Subtropical Design, Each paper individual author 2008.
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2009 02:36
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:41

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