Future Challenges of Cities in Asia
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Future Challenges of Cities in Asia
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€ 99,00
ISBN
9789463728812
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Hardback
Number of pages
304
Language
English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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About the Three UKNA Volumes Future Challenges of Cities in Asia: An Introduction Gregory Bracken, Paul Rabé, R. Parthasarathy, Neha Sami, and Bing Zhang Human Agency in the Asian City Shiqiao Li Towards Inclusive, Vital and Livable City Scenarios: Transformation of Urban Villages in Shenzhen Lei Qu Cultural Dilemma in Beijing's Urban Regeneration: From Liulichang Antique Street to Qianmen Street and Yangmeizhu Oblique Street Wan Liu Housing as Heritage: The Great Urban Dilemma of the Global City of Shanghai Non Arkaraprasertkul Not an Act of God: Lessons from a Disaster in the Settlements Planning of a River City Carmeli Marie C. Chaves The Political Ecology of Climate Injustice in Bangkok Danny Marks Assessing Flood-related Vulnerability of the Urban Poor Hendricus Andy Simarmata, Anna-Katharina Hornidge, and Christoph Antweiler The Ecological Future of Cities: Evaluating the Role of Green Infrastructure in Promoting Sustainability/Resilience in India Ian Mell Hong Kong's "Rail-Plus-Property" Development, a Model for Financing Public Transport in Southeast Asian Developing Cities? Clément Musil Large Infrastructure Projects - The Emergence of Corridors in Asia Amogh Arakali and Jyothi Koduganti
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"These essays open many more avenues for further research into urban planning, heritage management, disaster risk mitigation, and infrastructure in a manner which is not only interdisciplinary but also in constant conversation with multiple levels and kinds of the urban – inter-referencing and modelling may not, after all, be fully undesirable in academics. One can only hope that such a rooted body of scholarship goes on to have a life beyond bookshelves and influences urban policy in the near future."
- Anubhav Pradhan, newbooks.asia, (2021)

Future Challenges of Cities in Asia

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.
Editors

Gregory Bracken

Gregory Bracken is an Assistant Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy at TU Delft and one of the co-founders of Footprint, the e-journal dedicated to architecture theory. From 2009-2015 he was a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Leiden.

P. Rabé

Paul Rabé is Academic Coordinator of Cities Programs at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden. He is also Senior Land Expert at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Editor of the Asian Cities Series of IIAS and Amsterdam University Press.

R. Parthasarathy

Dr. R. Parthasarathy is a MEGA Chair Professor and Director, Gujarat Institute of Development Research.

Neha Sami

Dr. Neha Sami is Senior Academic and Research Consultant at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements.

Bing Zhang

Dr. Bing Zhang is the Chief Planner of the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design and Adjunct Professor at Tongji and Tianjin Universities.