Governing cities: Asia's urban transformation

Kris HARTLEY, Glen KUECKER, Michael WASCHAK, Jun Jie WOO, Charles Chao Rong PHUA

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This book presents the latest research on three issues of crucial importance to Asian cities: governance, livability, and sustainability. Together, these issues canvass the salient trends defining Asian urbanization and are explored through an eclectic compendium of studies that represent the many voices of this diverse region. Examining the processes and implications of Asian urbanization, the book interweaves practical cases with theories and empirical rigor while lending insight and complexity into the towering challenges of urban governance. The book targets a broad audience including thinkers, practitioners, and students. Copyright © 2020 selection and editorial matter, Kris Hartley, Glen Kuecker, Michael Waschak, Jun Jie Woo, and Charles Chao Rong Phua; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
ISBN (Electronic)9780429439940
ISBN (Print)9781138341883
Publication statusPublished - 2020



Hartley, K., Kuecker, G., Waschak, M., Woo, J. J., & Phua, C. C. R. (Eds.). (2020). Governing Cities: Asia's Urban Transformation. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.