Description : This book examines planning education provision and approaches globally, through a comparative and longitudinal perspective. It explores the emergence of planning education in the 20th century, with its rich variation and yet a remarkable degree of cross-fertilization. Each of the sections of the book is framed by an overview essay which has been prepared by the editors to provide the reader with a critical exposure to relevant scholarship drawing on the detailed case studies and exploratory essays on key issues in planning education. The first part of this volume focuses on the emergence of planning education programs in the twentieth century as a way to understand the current planning education environment. Then we explore how education in urban, regional and spatial planning has developed in different ways in different countries and continents. The final part of this volume aims to envision how planning can adapt and develop to remain relevant to the development of human environments in the 21st century. Urban planning education has become a pervasive practice throughout the world as urbanization and development pressures have increased over the past half century, and as demand increased for professional trained experts to guide those processes. The approaches vary widely, based in part upon the discipline from which the planning program developed as well as the context-specific challenges within the country or region where the program resides.
Description : The cities of Asia and the Pacific are at the epicentre of development in what is arguably, the most populous, culturally distinctive, and economically powerful region in the world. 16 major cities such as Tokyo, Shanghai, Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Auckland, Kuala Lumpur and Santiago, located in countries as diverse as Mexico and Vietnam, Samoa and India, China and Australia, exemplify the changing patterns of development across this vast region of the world. By tracking economic and social trends the contributors to this collection reveal how a wide range of political and cultural factors have interacted over time to provide a powerful explanation for the shape and characteristics of ‘the city’ today. Based on a collaborative research programme and drawing on the work of local researchers, this book examines the realities of city development characterised by domestic migration, spatial and social fragmentation, squatter settlements and gated communities, economic experiments and the emergence of the ‘Asian Tigers’. The collection as a whole records the way in which countries in this region have moved from underdevelopment to become global economic and political powers. This book provides a fascinating journey through Asia and the Pacific by generating an insiders’ view of each city and an insight into national development. As such it will be of great interest to students and scholars interested in: the Asian and Pacific region; in disciplines such as economics, politics, geography and sociology; and in policy domains such as urban planning and economic development.
Description : Rural area with its products, community, and culture is important in globalization era. Its products are the main natural resources for human life. Besides, the uniqueness and the local wisdom of rural area has become a social resource in modern life. Rural has a key role to support sustainable development, develop human resource and improve the urban and regional area so that it is essential to learn more the innovations of the rural development. The 8th Rural Research and Planning Group (RRPG) International Conference is an international platform for specialists, experts and practitioners of rural development and planning group to discuss, share, and find new ideas and experiences and to find global partners for future collaboration. Moreover, participants contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as innovation for rural development. The theme of the conference is “Innovations of the Rural Development for Implementing Sustainable Development” and it has 12 sub-themes, such as Sustainable Rural Development, Rural Governance and Policy, Sustainable Agriculture, Migration and Displacement, Rural Natural Resource Management and Spatial Information, Rural Tourism and Regional Development, Rural Planning and Infrastructure, Smart Village & Smart City Innovation and Development, Disaster & Community Resilience and Community Empowerment, Rural Land Management, Creative Kampongs for Economic Development. This proceeding consists is a collection of selected papers published on the 8th RRPG International Conference held on May, 17-18 2017.
Description : This book provides an up-to-date account of housing policy systems in eight countries - Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore. With one chapter devoted to each country, there are, in addition, introductory and concluding chapters, in which the editors identify both the similarities in the problems faced, and in the approaches adopted, by the governments of the Asian countries - setting them apart from the West - as well as the differences that indicate the variety of Asian solutions.