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The Asian Megacity RegionFrom Megacity to Megacity Region: Is an Asian Paradigm Emerging?

The Asian Megacity Region: From Megacity to Megacity Region: Is an Asian Paradigm Emerging? [Given the current and projected proliferation of Asian megacities, and their transformational reach into surrounding territories, a common understanding of the evolving ‘megacity region’ (MCR) phenomenon is needed to initiate meaningful conversation on a coherent research and planning agenda for sustainable developmentSustainable development. This does not appear to have happened yet. Even in the West, where the concept of city region was born and matured, the discussion has been characterized by a gamut of different interpretations and nuances as per inter and intradisciplinary orientations. Partly as a corollary to this diversity, definitional ambiguities and overlaps on scalar and other variations of the city region have further impeded a common understanding of city-regional dynamics. Following a brief discussion of this and a few related issues, I take a look at the evolving city-regional character of Asia through the respective lenses of a small number of scholars and researchers over the last few decades, taking note of the unique perspectives and research initiatives that have relevance for the AsianAsian megacity region, The MCR.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Asian Megacity RegionFrom Megacity to Megacity Region: Is an Asian Paradigm Emerging?

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The Asian Megacity Region — Apr 12, 2020

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
ISBN
978-3-030-42648-4
Pages
43 –71
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42649-1_3
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Given the current and projected proliferation of Asian megacities, and their transformational reach into surrounding territories, a common understanding of the evolving ‘megacity region’ (MCR) phenomenon is needed to initiate meaningful conversation on a coherent research and planning agenda for sustainable developmentSustainable development. This does not appear to have happened yet. Even in the West, where the concept of city region was born and matured, the discussion has been characterized by a gamut of different interpretations and nuances as per inter and intradisciplinary orientations. Partly as a corollary to this diversity, definitional ambiguities and overlaps on scalar and other variations of the city region have further impeded a common understanding of city-regional dynamics. Following a brief discussion of this and a few related issues, I take a look at the evolving city-regional character of Asia through the respective lenses of a small number of scholars and researchers over the last few decades, taking note of the unique perspectives and research initiatives that have relevance for the AsianAsian megacity region, The MCR.]

Published: Apr 12, 2020

Keywords: Megaregion; Megacity region; City region; Desakota; Asia

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