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Sustainable urban infrastructure development in South East Asia : evidence from Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

Teriman, Suharto, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Mayere, Severine (2011) Sustainable urban infrastructure development in South East Asia : evidence from Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. In Green Technologies : Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. IGI Global, pp. 1059-1071.

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Abstract

Many South East Asian cities have experienced substantial physical, economic and social transformations during the past several decades. The rapid pace of globalization and economic restructuring has resulted in these cities receiving the full impact of urbanization pressures. In an attempt to ease these pressures, cities such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur have advocated growth management approaches focusing especially on urban infrastructure sustainability. These approaches aim to achieve triple bottom line sustainability by balancing economic and social development, and environmental protection. This chapter evaluates three Asia-Pacific city cases, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, and assesses their experiences in managing their urban forms and infrastructure whilst promoting sustainable patterns of urban development.

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ID Code: 54466
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: South East Asian Cities, Urbanization Pressures, Urban Infrastructure Sustainability, Triple Bottom Line Approach
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-472-1.ch427
ISBN: 9781609604738
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IGI Global
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 01:15

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