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This paper analyzes the potential for poverty reduction with balanced regional urbanization through the development of second-tier cities and secondary towns in Southeast Asia. It discusses the spatial growth patterns that have an impact on sustainable development and urban–rural poverty linkages and suggests policy options and actions for urban–rural integration and sustainable urbanization. It proposes strategies for sustainable urban development through a regional balanced development approach using different urban growth models to reduce spatial disparities and optimize cross-sector synergies.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Poverty policy and regulation
  • Urban administration and development
  • Urban development trends
  • Urban policy and administration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Yes
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© Asian Development Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.

Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-4.0
Author (individual) Singru, Ramola Naik
Publication place Manila, Philippines
Publisher ADB
Publication date 2015
Pagination 39 p.
Date uploaded July 1, 2015, 09:56 (UTC)
Date modified July 1, 2015, 09:57 (UTC)