Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities

Current Issues and Strategies

  • Pu Miao

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pu Miao
      Pages 1-45
  3. Unique Public Places of the Asia Pacific Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Hidenobu Jinnai
      Pages 49-70
    3. Tanya Hidaka, Mamoru Tanaka
      Pages 107-118
    4. Dwita Hadi Rahmi, Bambang Hari Wibisono, Bakti Setiawan
      Pages 119-134
  4. Problems in Public Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Ahmad Bashri Sulaiman, Suhana Shamsuddin
      Pages 137-149
    3. Charlie Q. L. Xue, Kevin K. K. Manuel
      Pages 171-190
    4. Alexander R. Cuthbert, Keith G. McKinnell
      Pages 191-211
  5. New Design/Planning Strategies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-391

About this book


PUMIAO 1. The Subject Matter: Urban Public Places 2. The Location: Asia Pacific Region 3. The Purpose of the'"Book: For the Makers of Public Places 4. The Three Perspectives of the Book: Description, Criticism, and Intervention 5. Perspective One: Characteristics of Asia Pacific Cities and Their Public Places (1) High Population Density (2) Large Cities (3) Mixed Uses (4) Government-Centered and Pro-Development Culture (5) The East-versus-West Bipolarity (6) Small Amount of Public Space (7) Absence of Large Nodes and Overall Structure in Public Space (8) Intensive Use of Public Space (9) Ambiguous Boundary between the Public and the Private Summaries of Chapters 1-5 6. Perspective Two: Current Issues and Debates (1) Identity Formal Identity Functional Identity (2) Sustainability High-Tech versus Low-Tech High-Density versus Low-Density (3) Equality Equal Participation Equal Accessibility Summaries of Chapters 6-9 7. Perspective Three: Major Trends in Design and Theory (1) The "Grey" Relationship between the Public and the Private (2) The Transformation of Traditional Typology (3) Indigenous Decoration, Color and Material in New Applications (4) The Tropical Public Place Summaries of Chapters 10-17 8. Conclusion Pu Miao (ed. ), Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities, 1-45. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2 P. MIAO 1. The Subject Matter: Urban Public Places A visitor to Kuala Lumpur will hardly forget the experience of strolling among the fragrant fruits sold under the overhang of the five-foot walkway during a tropical downfall.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pu Miao
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ArchitectureUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5739-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2815-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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