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Urban growth management for sustainable urbanization : examples from Asia-Pacific city regions

Teriman, Suharto, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Mayere, Severine (2009) Urban growth management for sustainable urbanization : examples from Asia-Pacific city regions. In Proceedings of the International Postgraduate Conference, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Abstract

During the past three decades cities in the Asia-Pacific region have undergone massive transformations, characterised by rapid population growth and urbanisation. The rapid pace of globalisation and economic restructuring has resulted in these cities receiving the full impact of urbanisation pressures. In attempting to ease these pressures, major cities have advocated growth management approaches that give particular interest to sustainable urbanization and emphasise compact and optimum development of urban forms. This paper seeks to provide an insight into sustainable urbanisation practice, particularly on the promotion of compact urbanisation within Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing regions. The finding shows that within the context of resource constraints, sustainable urbanisation has been a key factor in the adoption of urban growth management initiatives promoting viable use of scarce resources for urban expansion.

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ID Code: 29527
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Urban Growth Management, Sustainable Urbanisation, Urban Development, Compact City, Asia-Pacific City-Regions
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2010 08:43
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:16

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