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Shrinking communities in Japan: Community ownership of assets as a development potential for rural Japan?
Thomas Feldhoff

Tokyo Station City: The railway station as urban place
John Zacharias, Tianxin Zhang and Naoto Nakajima

Sustainability and urban sprawl: Alternative scenarios for a Bangkok superblock
Sidh Sintusingha

Vertical cities as a solution for land scarcity: the tallest public housing development in Singapore
K M Grace Wong

New courtyard houses of Beijing: direction of future housing development
Donia Zhang

New Urbanism and township developments in Malaysia
Anuar Alias, Azlan Shah Ali, Chan Keen Wai

Urban transformations: a history of design ideas
Julienne Hanson