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The Urban Book Series

The Asian Megacity Region

A Conceptual Approach

Authors: Mookherjee, Debnath

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  • Offers an in-depth look into the urban dynamics of one of the most important megacity regions of South Asia in the continuum of change from rural to urban
  • Articulates and applies a pragmatically framed three-pronged approach (trans-urban, scale based, multi-dimensional) towards analysis to sustainable growth management 
  • Discusses the next steps, questions to be raised and directions to be explored
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This book argues that close and disciplined scrutiny of the Asian megacity regions is of critical importance to understanding Asian urbanization. However, any approach to studying these regions must adopt a multi-dimensional and trans-urban perspective; otherwise, we Without such an approach, we cannot truly make meaningful decisions about growth management and sustainable development for such regions.

Amidst the sweeping demographic and structural shifts produced by global urbanization, Asian urbanization has a fascinating and prominent role.  Asian urbanization is heterogeneous, and more accurately constitutes “phenomena” than a “phenomenon.” However, despite this diversity, there are certain common features that we can identify. One of them is the Asian “megacity region”— the administrative and/or delineated territory of mixed urban-rural landscape surrounding a giant metropolis.

The purpose of this book is to:

  • Understand the main features of 21st century urbanization
  • Note the limitations of current approaches (e.g. disparate scales, city-centric views, inadequate data sets)
  • Articulate a pragmatically framed three-pronged approach (scale-based, trans-urban, multi-dimensional)
  • Demonstrate the application of such an approach with a case study of one of the most important megacity regions in South Asia, the Delhi National Capital Region, underscoring the methodological requirements of such an approach
  • Discuss the next steps for the field as a whole: questions to be raised and directions to be explored for further study.
This timely, conceptual and empirical book will appeal to students of urbanization, architects involved in urban policy and planning, and researchers alike.

About the authors

Dr. Debnath Mookherjee is a Professor Emeritus at Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • Due: May 18, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42648-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Asian Megacity Region
Book Subtitle
A Conceptual Approach
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42649-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42649-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42648-4
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 223
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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