ABSTRACT

Bringing together a group of international scholars, Directors of Urban Change in Asia examines who the 'directors' for urban change are in an eclectic mix of Asian cities. The books discusses how, in the majority of cases, urban change has come about primarily as the result of visionary leaders, on national, regional and local levels. It also makes clear that the less successful cities have tended to lack such leaders.

chapter 1|13 pages

Introduction

chapter 2|18 pages

Colombo

chapter 3|16 pages

Guangzhou City

chapter 4|20 pages

Hanoi

chapter 5|15 pages

Jakarta

chapter 6|28 pages

Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

chapter 7|15 pages

Makassar

chapter 8|22 pages

Metro Manila

chapter 9|19 pages

Nanjing

chapter 10|16 pages

Semarang

chapter 11|20 pages

Surabaya

chapter 12|16 pages

Tehran

chapter 13|19 pages

Tokyo