The Asian City: Processes of Development, Characteristics and Planning

  • Ashok K. Dutt
  • Frank J. Costa
  • Surinder Aggarwal
  • Allen G. Noble

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Urbanization in an International Context

    1. Ashok K. Dutt, Frank J. Costa, Allen G. Noble, Surinder Aggarwal
      Pages 1-12
    2. Ashok K. Dutt, Yichun Xie, Frank J. Costa, Zhengmao Yang
      Pages 25-52
  3. Comparative Urban Setting

  4. Urbanization Characteristics by Countries

    1. Naghun Song, Ashok K. Dutt, Frank J. Costa
      Pages 127-144
    2. Ashok K. Dutt, Naghun Song
      Pages 159-180
    3. Akhtar Hussain Siddiqi
      Pages 181-204
  5. Urban Planning

    1. Anindita Parai, John E. Benhart, William C. Rense
      Pages 205-212
    2. Saud Al-Oteibi, Allen G. Noble, Frank J. Costa
      Pages 265-278
  6. The Urban Poor

    1. Ashok K. Dutt, Suprabha Tripathi, Anupa Mukhopadhyay
      Pages 309-326
    2. Anupa Mukhopadhyay, Ashok K. Dutt, Animesh Haldar
      Pages 337-352
  7. Perspectives on Urbanization

About this book


In The Asian City the Asian urbanisation processes, nature and characteristics of the 1990s have been analyzed by countries, by comparing different countries and in an international context. The authors are urban specialists from four continents.
This volume has been divided into six parts: Part I Urbanisation in an international context; Part II Comparative urban setting; Part III Urbanisation characteristics by country; Part IV Urban planning; Part V The urban poor, and Part VI Perspectives on urbanization.
This work allows the reader to understand Asian urban forms, their evolution, the nature of urbanisation, its impact on economic growth in cities, the living and working conditions of the poor, and urban planning and problems.


Distribution Evolution Nation Transformation Transnational Urbanisation developing countries development economic growth nature poverty

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashok K. Dutt
    • 1
  • Frank J. Costa
    • 1
  • Surinder Aggarwal
    • 2
  • Allen G. Noble
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geography and PlanningThe University of AkronAkronUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyDelhi UniversityDelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4435-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1002-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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