Challenges to Asian Urbanization in the 21st Century

  • Ashok K. Dutt
  • Allen G. Noble
  • G. Venugopal
  • S. Subbiah

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kofi Newman, Christian Tettey
    Pages 19-44
  3. Allen G. Noble, B. L. Panditharatne
    Pages 53-66
  4. Elisha Efrat, Allen G. Noble
    Pages 123-135
  5. Bhupinder Singh Marh, Sanjay Kumar
    Pages 163-174
  6. Thomas Krafft, Anne Kremer, Sandra Schraeder
    Pages 175-188
  7. John E. Benhart
    Pages 189-201
  8. H. D. Venema, P. H. Calamai, K. Ponnambalam
    Pages 203-224
  9. Ashok K. Dutt, Allen G. Noble
    Pages 255-275
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 277-288

About this book


st th The 21 century is the century of Asia in the same way the 20 century was of America. In terms of urbanization challenges Asia in the current century is faced with an enormous surge of urban population and the associated problems of rural –urban migration, overcrowding, proliferation of slums, housing shortage, growing unempl- ment and underemployment and choice between capital intensive productivity vs. labor intensive employment generation, suffocating pollution caused by both industries and motor vehicle fumes, crumbling urban facilities and education / health care systems and above all mind boggling poverty. While facing these challenges many bright urbani- tion aspects may also be noted –efficient mass transport systems of Japan, banning of leaded fuels for motor vehicles in Indian mega cities, formation and operation of metro –planning organizations, linking rural/urban development and a general consciousness of urban problems, recognization and efforts to resolve them. This book pioneers the analysis and research effort on urbanization in Asia in the st 21 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.


Asia Urban and Regional Planning migration population transport urban development urbanization

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashok K. Dutt
    • 1
  • Allen G. Noble
    • 1
  • G. Venugopal
    • 2
  • S. Subbiah
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of AkronUSA
  2. 2.Ball State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.National Museum of EthnologyOsakaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1576-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2531-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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