Globalization and the Sustainability of Cities in the Asia Pacific Region

Synopsis

This collection of essays examines the sustainability concerns surrounding social and environmental conditions in the major cities of the Asia Pacific region. Issues considered include: globalisation, foreign direct investment, international migration and the changing pattern of cities. The second part of the book focuses on particular types of cities with case studies: 'post industrial capital exporting cities' such as Tokyo and Seoul; 'borderless cities' such as Hong Kong and Singapore; 'industrial cities' such as Shanghai and Bangkok; and 'amenity cities' such as Sydney.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Peter J. Marcotullio
  • Fu-Chen Lo
  • Sung Woong Hong
  • Terry G. McGee
  • Chung-Tong Wu
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001