This book is unique in the sense that it brings forth the nature and characteristics of 21st century Asian urbanization. It provides a basic framework, particularly as it relates to the patterns, characteristics and problems associated with urbanization. Urban structural models are discussed in relation to their applicability and non-applicability. It is pointed out that if the 19th and 20th centuries were for Europe and America, the 21st century is for Asia; and the more so when we consider the prospects of urbanization and economic growth. This book is of relevance to researchers and students working in the fields of social geography, Asian studies, urban economies, urban and regional planning and social issues.Using two case studies, Hong concludes that four fundamental changes need to be made before the technique will succeed. ... Upscale jobs such as chip design, engineering, basic research, and financial analysis are also parceled by the multinational corporations ... Inside Infosys Technologies Ltd.a#39;s impeccably landscaped 55-acre campus in Bangalore, 250 engineers develop IT applications for BofA.
|Title||:||Challenges to Asian Urbanization in the 21st Century|
|Author||:||Ashok K. Dutt|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2003-12-31|