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Yangon : the emergence of a new spatial order in Myanmar's capital city

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Than NweThan Nwe
Change has marked Yangon, Myanmar's capital city in recent years. Most notably the establishment of three new towns by the ruling State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) in the late 1980s increased the city's area to more than twice the previous area. The rapidity with which the most recent new towns were established, their size, and the radical change in the shape of the city brought about by the creation of these new towns, or townships, set them apart from new towns developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Two major components of Yangon's growth, demographic and areal expansion, are the focus of this article, which draws attention to the political dimension of urban growth in Myanmar.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

13

Issue

1

Start Page

86

End Page

113

Number of Pages

28

ISSN

0217-9520

Location

Singapore

Publisher

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Sojourn : journal of social issues in Southeast Asia.

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