Routledge Handbook of Asian Cities

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This handbook provides the most comprehensive examination of Asian cities—developed and developing, large and small—and their urban development.

Investigating the urban challenges and opportunities of cities from every nation in Asia, the handbook engages not only the global cities like Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, and Mumbai but also less studied cities like Dili, Malé, Bandar Seri Begawan, Kabul, and Pyongyang. The handbook discusses Asian cities in alignment to the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals in order to contribute to global policy debates. In doing so, it critically reflects on the development trajectories of Asian cities and imagines an urban future, in Asia and the world, in the post-sustainable, post-global, and post-pandemic era.

Presenting 43 chapters of original, insightful research, this book will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, students, and general readers in the fields of urban development, urban policy and planning, urban studies, and Asian studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages546
ISBN (Electronic)9781003256533
ISBN (Print)9781032188409
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2023


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