Managing Intermediate Size Cities

Sustainable Development in a Growth Region of Thailand

  • Michael Romanos
  • Christopher Auffrey

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Assessing the Potential for Sustainable Development in the Intermediate Size Cities of Southeast Asia: The Experience from Thailand

  3. Cultural Dimensions as the Underlying Context for Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-22
  4. Key Components of the Local Economic Structure

  5. Environmental Management Issues in Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-154
    2. Michael Romanos, Thomas E. Wagner, Suwattana Thadaniti
      Pages 155-186
    3. Xinhao Wang, Lin Liu
      Pages 187-208
    4. Lin Liu, Xinhao Wang
      Pages 223-234
  6. The Built Environment’s Role in Sustainable Development

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 327-338

About this book


I am both pleased and honored to introduce this book to readers, and I want to take a few moments to explain why. Michael Romanos and Christopher Auffrey have produced a volume which will be of immense value to several different types of people. Planners and other specialists concerned with the development of the Southeast Asian region and the issues and opportunities associated with urban growth and sustainable development will find much to interest them in this book. But the book, I believe, has much wider appeal, and that is what I want to touch on briefly here. The University of Cincinnati, where Michael, Chris, and I work, is attempting to globalize itself - to develop its institutional capacity for international activities, to infuse its curriculum with international themes, and to promote and increase global competence among its graduates. Many American universities are doing this, of course. In the process, we are seeing some very interesting experiments in pedagogy, as faculty look for "learning moments" in new and sometimes exotic places. Michael, Chris, and their colleagues have, it seems to me, developed an outstanding model for learning across national and cultural boundaries. In the chapters which follow, you will read the results of their work. What will be less apparent, however, is the process by which that work was produced.


Environmental Management development growth sustainability sustainable development urban development

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Romanos
    • 1
  • Christopher Auffrey
    • 1
  1. 1.School of PlanningUniversity of CincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6103-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2170-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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