• Gregory Bracken (Editor)
  • Paul Rabe (Editor)
  • R Parthasarathy (Editor)
  • Neha Sami (Editor)
  • Zhang Bing (Editor)
The ten essays in Future Challenges of Cities in Asia engage with some of the most critical urban questions of the near future across Asia. These comprise socio-economic and cultural transitions as a result of urbanization; environmental challenges, especially questions of climate change, natural disasters, and environmental justice; and the challenges of urban infrastructure, built form, and new emerging types of urban settlements. The essays demonstrate that it is increasingly difficult to conceptualize the ‘urban’ as one particular type of settlement. Rather, it would be more accurate to say that the ‘urban’ characterizes a global transition in the way we are beginning to think about settlements. This book is of interest not only to researchers interested in comparative and inter-disciplinary research, but also to urban practitioners more broadly, illustrating through concrete cases the challenges that urban regions in Asia and beyond are facing, and the various opportunities that exist for dealing with these challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages304
ISBN (Print)9789463728812
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAsian Cities
PublisherAmsterdam University Press

    Research areas

  • Asia, cities, future, challenges, urbanism

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