East Asia's Changing Urban Landscape : Measuring a Decade of Spatial Growth

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2174
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Urban Development
dc.contributor.author
World Bank Group
dc.date.accessioned
2015-01-08T18:08:49Z
dc.date.available
2015-01-08T18:08:49Z
dc.date.issued
2015-01-25
dc.description.abstract
Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape aims to address this problem by using satellite imagery and other data to measure urban expansion across the East Asia and Pacific region between 2000 and 2010. Illustrated with maps and charts, it presents trends in urban expansion and population growth in more than 850 urban areas -- by country, urban area, income group, and city size categories. It discusses findings related to increasing urban population densities across the region and quantifies the administrative fragmentation of urban areas that cross local boundaries. The book discusses implications of the research and outlines potential policy options for governments that can help maximize the benefits of urban growth. These policy options include strategically acquiring land to prepare for future urban expansion; creating national urbanization policies that address the growth of the entire system of cities at once in order to support economically efficient urbanization; investing in small and medium urban areas; ensuring spatial access to the poor in order to make urban growth more inclusive; maximizing the benefits to the environment of existing urban density through location, coordination, and design of density; and creating mechanisms to support interjurisdictional cooperation across metropolitan areas. Leaders and policy makers at the national, provincial, and city levels who want to understand how trends in their cities compare with others in East Asia, as well as researchers and students interested in the transformative phenomenon of urbanization in the developing world, will find this book an invaluable resource.
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dc.identifier.isbn
978-1-4648-0363-5
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/21159
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries
Urban Development;
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
city growth
dc.subject
urban density
dc.subject
urban expansion
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urban growth
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urban land management
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urban planning
dc.subject
urbanization
dc.title
East Asia's Changing Urban Landscape : Measuring a Decade of Spatial Growth
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http://blogs.worldbank.org/category/tags/world-urban-forum Blog on world urban forum
okr.date.disclosure
2015-01-25
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/urbandevelopment/publication/east-asias-changing-urban-landscape-measuring-a-decade-of-spatial-growth
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http://visualizing.org/contests/visualizing-urban-expansion-5
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https://consultations.worldbank.org/consultation/urbanization-east-asia-explore-new-data-set
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http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2015/01/26/urban-expansion-in-east-asia-indonesia
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http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2015/01/26/malaysia-among-most-urbanized-countries-in-east-asia
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http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2015/01/26/myanmar-urbanization-at-an-early-but-growing-stage
okr.externalurl
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2015/01/26/urbanization-in-thailand-is-dominated-by-the-bangkok-urban-area
okr.externalurl
http://visualizing.org/contests/visualize-urban-expansion
okr.externalurl
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2018/02/07/world-urban-forum
okr.globalpractice
Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-1-4648-0363-5
okr.identifier.report
93877
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.geographical
East Asia
okr.topic
Urban Development :: City Development Strategies
okr.topic
Urban Development :: Municipal Housing and Land
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Urban Development :: National Urban Development Policies & Strategies
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Urban Development :: Urban Economic Development
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Urban Development :: Urban Governance and Management
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Urban Development :: Urban Housing
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Urban Development :: Urban Poverty
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Communities and Human Settlements :: Land Use and Policies
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Communities and Human Settlements :: Urban Communities
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Communities and Human Settlements :: Urban Housing and Land Settlements
okr.topic
Transport
okr.unit
Global Practice on Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience (GSURR)

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