This book attempts to provide insights into the achievement of a sustainable urban form, through spatial planning and implementation; here, we focus on planning experiences at the levels of local cities and some metropolitan areas in Asian countries. This book investigates the impact of planning policy on spatial planning implementation, from multidisciplinary viewpoints encompassing land-use patterns, housing development, transportation, green design, and agricultural and ecological systems in the urbanization process. We seek to learn from researchers in an integrated multidisciplinary platform that reflects a variety of perspectives-such as economic development, social equality, and ecological protection-with a view to achieving a sustainable urban form.
Kawakami, M., Shen, Z. J., Pai, J. T., Gao, X. L., & Zhang, M. (2013). Spatial planning and sustainable development: Approaches for achieving sustainable urban form in Asian cities. Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development: Approaches for Achieving Sustainable Urban Form in Asian Cities (pp. 1–459). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5922-0