Introduction: Asian Cities in an Era of Decentralisation

  title={Introduction: Asian Cities in an Era of Decentralisation},
  author={Michelle Ann Miller and Tim Bunnell},
  journal={Space and Polity},
  pages={1 - 6}
In early 21st-century Asia, more people live in cities and other urban areas than in any other region in the world. Around 1.5 billion people reside in urban Asia, accounting for more than half of the global urban population even though Asia is still one of the world’s least urbanised regions. Amidst the growing challenges presented by burgeoning populations, space restrictions, heavy industrialisation and environmental degradation, national governments in Asia are increasingly turning to… 
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