Rapid Urbanization And Sustainable Development in Asia

  • 25-12-2015
  • 00:00 WITA
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Cities and their metropolitan regions are at the leading edge of change in an era increasingly rapid globalization. Indeed, urban areas themselves are undergoing astounding transformations of scale and substance in terms of demographics, socioeconomics, culture, and politics. These changes prompt innovations in governance, including planning, that progressively incorporate aspects of sustainability and public participation. Regardless of issue, the urbanization process brings some of our most important and vexing development challenges.

The magnitude and dynamic nature of rapid urbanization in Asia is distinctive and demands innovative and novel examination and perspective. Whether it be issues of rural to urban migration, slums, infrastructure, housing, employment, or environment, amongst many other issues, the Asian city context is unique both within and across its entire geographic context. Globalization and technological developments serve to add complexity to urban issues and problems. At the same time, these developments also leverage new solutions to problems both old and new.

Sustainable development strategies, leveraged across all levels of governance, are clearly needed to address issues associated with Asian urbanization. With this in mind, the conference will broadly address leading topics surrounding this issue, including urban resilience, risk and disaster management, employment, urban poverty, urbanization in the era of ICT, urban planning & urban governance, urban futures & aspirations, land, urban development, & housing in Asia.



  1. Rural-Urban Transformation (Prof. Dr. R. Rijanta, M.Sc., Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia)
  2. Urban Resilient, Risk and Disaster Management (Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Muh. Aris Marfai, M.Sc., Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
  3. Urbanization, Employment and Urban Poverty (Dr. Sukamdi, M.Sc., Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
  4. Urbanization in The Era of Information Communication and Technology (Dr. Rini Rachmawati, S.Si., M.T., Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
  5. Urban Planning and Urban Governance (Prof. George M. Pomeroy, Shippensburg University, USA)
  6. Socio-Economic Impact of Urbanization (Prof. Liliana Dumitrache, University of Bucharest, Romania)
  7. Slum Upgrading and Capacity Building (Prof. B. R. K. Sinha, Banaras Hindu University, India)
  8. Land, Urban Development And Housing in Asia (Prof. Anne Haila, University of Helsinki,Finland)
  9. Urban Futures and Aspirations (Dr. Tim Bunnel, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  10. Communities and the Asian City (Dr. K. C. Ho, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  11. Natural Resource Governance and Urbanization (Dr. Hong Ching Goh, Universiti of Malaya, Malaysia)
  12. Contested Urban Space (Monsicha Bejrananda, Ph.D., Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
  13. Innovative Approaches to Urban Issues (Dr. Debnath Mookherjee, Western Washington University, USA)



  • Abstract Submission : April 30, 2015
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification :  May 31, 2015
  • End of Early Bird Registration : June 15, 2015
  • Full Paper Submission : June 30, 2015
  • Conference : January 6-8, 2016



Faculty of Geography
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 55281
Tel: (+62) 0274-589595, Fax: +62274-589595

E-mail: auc2016aura@geo.ugm.ac.id


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