Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development

Approaches for Achieving Sustainable Urban Form in Asian Cities

  • Mitsuhiko Kawakami
  • Zhen-jiang Shen
  • Jen-te Pai
  • Xiao-lu Gao
  • Ming Zhang

Part of the Strategies for Sustainability book series (STSU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Zhen-jiang Shen, Mitsuhiko Kawakami
    Pages 1-11
  3. Urbanization and Sustainable Society: Section Urbanization and Planning Approach

  4. Urbanization and Sustainable Society: Section Housing and Transportation

  5. Landscape and Ecological System, Sustainable Development: Section Green Design and Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Masashi Kato, Tsukasa Iwata, Norimitsu Ishii, Kimihiro Hino, Junichiro Tsutsumi, Ryo Nakamatsu et al.
      Pages 271-286

About this book


This book attempts to provide insights into the achievement of a sustainable urban form, through spatial planning and implementation; here, we focus on planning experiences at the levels of local cities and some metropolitan areas in Asian countries. This book investigates the impact of planning policy on spatial planning implementation, from multidisciplinary viewpoints encompassing land-use patterns, housing development, transportation, green design, and agricultural and ecological systems in the urbanization process. We seek to learn from researchers in an integrated multidisciplinary platform that reflects a variety of perspectives—such as economic development, social equality, and ecological protection—with a view to achieving a sustainable urban form.


Ecological System Landscape and Urban Planning Sustainable Society Urban Vulnerability Urbanization

Editors and affiliations

  • Mitsuhiko Kawakami
    • 1
  • Zhen-jiang Shen
    • 2
  • Jen-te Pai
    • 3
  • Xiao-lu Gao
    • 4
  • Ming Zhang
    • 5
  1. 1.Kanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan
  2. 2.Kanazawa UniversityKanazawaJapan
  3. 3.Chengchi UniversityTaipeiTaiwan R.O.C.
  4. 4.Inst. Systems ScienceChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina, People's Republic
  5. 5., School of ArchitectureUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5921-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5922-0
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