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Title: Challenges to Asian Urbanization in the 21st Century
Keywords: Local Development
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Description: This book pioneers the analysis and research effort on urbanization in Asia in the 21st century in light of new and continued challenges. It is a part of a continuum that emanates from the selected papers at the Sixth Asian Urbanization Conference (AUC) held in Chennai (Madras), India in January 2000.AUC is organized almost every third year. The Asian Urbanization Research Organization (AURA) headquartered at The University of Akron’s Department of Geography and Planning plans such conferences. Four professors (including emeritus) of the department (Frank J Costa, Ashok K Dutt, Allen G. Noble and Lawrence J.C. Ma) constitute the Executive Committee of AURA. The first Asian Urbanization conference was held in Akron, Ohio, USA in 1985;two books edited by the Executive Committee members were published based on selected papers presented at the conference; these books were Asian Urbanization in 1988 (Berlin: Borntreaeger) and Urbanization in Asia 1989(Honolulu: Hawaii University Press). The second AUC was held in 1991 New Delhi, India; selected papers from this conference were published in 1994 entitled The Asian City: Processes of Development, Characteristics and Planning (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers); the editors were Ashok K. Dutt, Frank J.Costa, Surinder Aggarwal and Allen G. Noble. The fourth AUC was held in Taipei, Taiwan in 1994; papers presented at the conference were published in 1996 entitled Fourth Asian Urbanization Conference Proceedings by the Asian Studies Center, East Lansing: Michigan State University, USA, edited by Lan-Hung Nora Chiang, Jack Williams and Heather L.Bednarek. The fifth AUC was organized in London, England and was held in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University; fifty seven papers presented at the conference were published in 1999; the publisher was Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. The two volumes entitled, Urban Growth and Development in Asia, were edited by Graham.P. Chapman, Ashok K Dutt and Robert. W.Bradnock.They were also a part of the SOAS Studies series in Development.
ISBN: 1-4020-2531-9
Appears in Collections:Regional and Local Development Studies

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