Introduction to Special Series: Challenges to the City Transformation in East Asia

@article{Law2014IntroductionTS,
  title={Introduction to Special Series: Challenges to the City Transformation in East Asia},
  author={K. Law},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Asian Development},
  year={2014},
  volume={13},
  pages={1 - 2}
}
  • K. Law
  • Published 2014
  • Geography
  • Journal of Comparative Asian Development
Nowadays, over half of the world’s population is living in cities. Two hundred years ago the figure was only about 3 per cent (http://www. 192021.org). Back in history, cities were not understood merely as a group of architectural shelters. Instead, they were vehicles of civilization development with long-lasting meaning. One of the classic ideas came from Leo Strauss, who believed that Jerusalem and Athens symbolized the two traditional models of Western civilization (Strauss, 1995). Athens… Expand

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