Cities in the Pacific Rim

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James Berry, Stanley McGreal
Taylor & Francis, Nov 1, 2002 - Architecture - 400 pages
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The cities of the Pacific Rim are in one of the most dynamic spheres of the global economy. In the twenty first century the focus of global affairs is destined to shift from the West to the East. These cities offer a wide range of different responses to the demands that rapid growth puts on planning and infrastructure : from the laxity that has lead to the urban sprawl of Bangkok to the regulation that is characteristic of Singapore.
This book considers the interactive relationships between the operation of the planning system and the role and performance of property development and real estate markets in 14 Pacific Rim cities drawn from both the Eastern and Western perspective. The dynamic underlying these relationships considers the interplay between administrative structures, legislative controls and policy issues examining the role of actors and agencies in the property development and investment process.

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James Berry has received the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to poetry and the Signal Poetry Award for his children's poetry. His previous poetry collections, "When I Dance "and "Everywhere Faces Everywhere, " were published to rave reviews in the United States. His many awards and honors include the 1993 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction for his novel "Ajeemah and His Son" and a 1989 Coretta Scott King Honor for his collection of short stories A" Thief in the Village and Other Stories of Jamaica. "James Berry was born and raised in Jamaica and now lives in Brighton, England.

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