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A new urban landscape in East-Southeast Asia, 2000-2010

East–Southeast Asia is currently one of the fastest urbanizing regions in the world, with countries such as China climbing from 20 to 50% urbanized in just a few decades. By 2050, these countries are projected to add 1 billion people, with 90% of that growth occurring in cities. The patterns and rates of change uncovered by these datasets provide a unique record of the massive urban transition currently underway in East–Southeast Asia that is impacting local-regional climate, pollution levels, water quality/availability, arable land, as well as the livelihoods and vulnerability of populations in the region.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Climate change
  • Land
  • Urban development trends
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Co-author (individual) A Schneider, C M Mertes, A J Tatem, B Tan, D Sulla-Menashe, S J Graves, N N Patel, J A Horton, A E Gaughan, J T Rollo, I H Schelly , F R Stevens and A Dastur
Publisher IOP Publishing
Publication date 2015
Pagination 15
Keywords urbanization,urban sprawl,land cover change,population density
Date uploaded December 7, 2017, 18:13 (UTC)
Date modified December 7, 2017, 23:21 (UTC)