Megacity Yangon

Transformation processes and modern developments. Second German-Myanmar Workshop in Yangon/Myanmar 2005

Edited by: Hartmut Gaese, Mi Mi Kyi, Frauke Kraas

Megacities are new urban phenomena, results of globalisation and subject to as well as motors of global ecological, socio-economic, and political change. New are the dimensions of growth, concentrations of population, infrastructure, economic power and decisions - and the simultaneous, self-energising acceleration processes of development. But one must be wary of generalised statements since differences of economic performance, social coherence, infrastructure conditions and governance structures should not be ignored: The publication aims at analysing current transformation processes of Yangon/Myanmar, as spearhead of national development, bridge to Southeast Asia and the world.

400 pages

Publication Date: 10/31/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825800420