Book Chapter

International Urban Development Leadership: Singapore, China and South Korea Compared

Hyungmin Kim, Julie Miao, Nicholas Phelps

Exporting Urban Korea? Reconsidering the Korean Urban Development Experience | Routledge | Published : 2020

Abstract

By their nature, patterns and processes of urban development and governance tend to be localized to individual cities. Yet a market for the export and import of all things urban has long existed; “international urban development leadership” has been reinvigorated and expanded significantly in an era of unprecedented international economic integration. East Asian nations have emerged as some of the leading sources for the “export” urban expertise of various sorts. These nations are notable for the pragmatism and concreteness of their rapid urbanization and industrialization—features that greatly appeal to a wide variety of Global South nations continuing to aspire to greater levels of develop..

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