This book gives an overview of the major issues confronting Asian Cities as they strive to provide the services and investment needs of their citizens in a period of rapid change and new challenges such as climate change and economic restructuring. It also sets out practical examples of addressing challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities presented in today’s Asia. These examples are drawn from a global review of good practice in sustainable economic, environmental, and social development in urban areas. Lessons were also drawn from case studies of the urban sector in the People’s Republic of China, India, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand. Recommendations for improved urban management, focusing on better coordination and financing and capacity building systems, are given in a way that will assist urban professionals, city leaders, and policy makers to both see the “big picture” and get the detailed information they need on issues important for them.
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