Managing Intermediate Size Cities: Sustainable Development in a Growth Region of Thailand by M. RomanosManaging Intermediate Size Cities: Sustainable Development in a Growth Region of Thailand by M. Romanos

Managing Intermediate Size Cities: Sustainable Development in a Growth Region of Thailand

EditorM. Romanos, C. Auffrey

Paperback | December 5, 2010

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This book applies a sustainable development framework to the planning and managing of an intermediate size city in a developing region of a developing nation, and assesses the potential of such a framework to effectively guide the city's development. It identifies issues and recommends approaches to assist local governments to enhance their capacity, improve their management efficiency, and facilitate a course toward sustainable development. The focus is on the many intermediate size cities emerging in Asia and elsewhere as the nucleus of new urbanization and more efficient urbanization management, instead of on the few primate mega-cities. The entire book studies one city and region from multiple perspectives, allowing multiple comparisons. This reflects the unique composition of the book's contributors, representing fifteen disciplines, four universities, and three countries. The book is intended for those interested in applications of sustainability to the management of urban growth and development at the local level, including development professionals, elected officials, academic researchers and teachers, and university students.
Title:Managing Intermediate Size Cities: Sustainable Development in a Growth Region of ThailandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:358 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 5, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048161037

ISBN - 13:9789048161034

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Assessing the Potential for Sustainable Development in the Intermediate Size Cities of Southeast Asia: The Experience from Thailand; M. Romanos, C. Auffrey. Part I: Cultural Dimensions and the Underlying Context for Development. 2. Buddhism and Sustainable Development; L. Matz. 3. The Emerging Role of Citizens in Planning and Public Decision-Making in Thailand; K. Kahle, T. Wagner. Part II: Key Components of the Local Economic Structure. 4. Manufacturing in Chiang Mai Province: Products, Patterns, and Sustainable Balance; H. Stafford. 5. Sustainable Development and Sustainable Employment in the Manufacturing Sector of Chiang Mai; R. Barry. 6. The Handicraft Sector in Chiang Mai: Its Role in Sustainable Urban Development; C. Chifos, J. Looye. 7. The City of a Thousand Smiles: Sustainability and the Pursuit of Tourism in Chiang Mai; M. Romanos. Part III: Environmental Management Issues in Development. 8. Environmental Management in Thai Cities: Local Challenges, State Responses; M. Romanos, et al. 9. Water Resources for a Sustainable Chiang Mai; X. Wang, L. Liu. 10. A Study of Changing Traditional Urban Solid Waste Management Approaches to Sustainable Practices; J.A. Meyer Schultz. 11. Building a Geographic Information System; L. Liu, X. Wang. Part IV: The Built Environment's Role in Sustainable Development. 12. Land Use and Urban Growth in Chiang Mai: Lessons for More Effective Urban Development; B. Setiawan, D. Rahmi. 13. Towards a Sustainable Urban Form in Chiang Mai; B. Scheer, D. Scheer. 14. The Informal Settlements of Chiang Mai: Lessons of Sustainability for Other Intermediate Size Cities; C. Auffrey. 15. Preservation of Cultural and Historic Heritage as a Tool for Sustainable Development; H. Rincon, D. Rahmi. A Sense of Place: Visual Documentation of a City and Its Prospects for Sustainability; J. Hughes. Contributors. Index.