Transport Development in Asian Megacities

A New Perspective

  • Shigeru Morichi
  • Surya Raj Acharya

Part of the Transportation Research, Economics and Policy book series (TRES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Shigeru Morichi, Surya Raj Acharya
    Pages 1-14
  3. Surya Raj Acharya, Michelle Parumog-Pernia, Shigeru Morichi
    Pages 15-31
  4. Shigeru Morichi, Surya Raj Acharya
    Pages 33-50
  5. Surya Raj Acharya, Shigeru Morichi
    Pages 51-75
  6. Cheng-Min Feng, John Sun
    Pages 77-106
  7. Danang Parikesit, Bambang Susantono
    Pages 107-142
  8. Haixiao Pan, Hyungun Sung
    Pages 143-176
  9. Shinya Hanaoka
    Pages 177-192
  10. Surya Raj Acharya, Shigeru Morichi
    Pages 193-227
  11. Surya Raj Acharya, Shigeru Morichi, Noriel C. Tiglao
    Pages 229-253
  12. Shigeru Morichi, Surya Raj Acharya
    Pages 255-265
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 267-274

About this book


The rapid growth of the Asian urban population concentrates on a few large cities, turning them into giant megacities. Despite new theoretical insights into the benefits of megacities, the emerging Asia is facing a daunting challenge concerning the management of infrastructure and services in their megacities. The deteriorating urban mobility is the most difficult challenge with respect to the sharp increase in vehicle numbers and to inadequate and poorly managed road infrastructure. Public transport, a sustainable mode of mobility, is subjected to a vicious cycle of poor service, decreasing ridership and lower investment. Despite various policy initiatives, the situation has not improved. The scale and growth pattern of Asian megacities have distinctive features which generate a unique set of challenges and opportunities. New perspectives are needed to effectively address the transportation problems making the best use of available opportunities. This book, which is a result of an international collaborative research, addresses these challenges by providing insightful analysis and novel viewpoints.


Infrastructures Megacities Mobility Traffic Urban Transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • Shigeru Morichi
    • 1
  • Surya Raj Acharya
    • 2
  1. 1.for Policy Studies GRIPS, Policy Research CenterNational Graduate InstituteTokyoJapan
  2. 2.(ITPS)Institute for Transport Policy StudiesTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29742-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29743-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4387
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