Some Aspects of Urbanization and the Environment in Southeast Asia
Pernia, Ernesto M. | January 1991
The paper discusses some aspects of sustainable development, focusing on the relationship between urbanization and the environment in Southeast Asia. It shows that economic growth and accelerating urbanization in Southeast Asian countries are generating urban agglomerations with inadequate infrastructure and basic services, resulting in environmental degradation. It argues that, given population growth, the need for improved living standards and the openness of economies, rapid and sustained economic growth is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for sustainable development; social (including urban management) policies and environmental policy are required to complement economic policy.
CitationPernia, Ernesto M.. 1991. Some Aspects of Urbanization and the Environment in Southeast Asia. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/3080. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
Urban Economic Development
Urban Development Finance
Rural Urban Migration
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