Spatial Pattern of Two Asian Metropolitans -Comparative study Tokyo Metropolitan and Jabotabek Region-
Panuju, Dyah R.
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Pattern of city growth and urban development in Asia in many aspects are similar to those in other part of the world. In Asia however, the demographic magnitude of urban transformation is unusual, due to a rapidly expanding urban systems arising within densely populated countryside. This trend has been driven by economic expansion and has resulted in extended areas of mixed land use on city peripheries. A distinctive Asian variation of the usual pattern of suburbanization, so called as desakota region, encompasses both the city itself, with typical urban land use and associated compact and densely settled on sprawling areas that are closely enmeshed with the urban economy. During this process, the countryside is urbanized without the hinterland population necessarily moving into the city. Rural economics and lifestyles become submerged under the expansion of urban economic activity and culture, but do not disappear altogether. This idea of desakota seeks to identify characteristic regions of Asia that are neither urban nor rural, and to combine some of the features of both types of region into a continuously changing symbiotic relationship.