CONTENTS: DISCUSSION SERIES: Investing in urban development / Lyndsay Neilson, page 5. The great divide in the 2020 megacity / Sonja Lyneham, page 9. Globalisation and the governance of the Pacific Asian metropolis / Dean Forbes, page 14. The reform of the water supply sector in the Philippines: A case study / Anthony van Vugt, page 17. Development, postmodernism and the postcolonial city in Southeast Asia / Roy Jones and Brian Shaw, page 20. Urban research in the Pacific Islands: A brief review / R. Gerard Ward, page 22. Urban management in Micronesia: Learning from Kiribati? / John Connell and John Lea, page 27. Managing urban decline? Urban governance in the context of Port Vila, Vanuatu / Donovan Storey, page 32. Privatised places and services: Housing and health care provision in metropolitan New Zealand / Laurence Murphy and Robin Kearns, page 36. Too big, too fast? Immigration, polarisation and service provision in Auckland / Wardlow Friesen, page 39. Urbanisation patterns in South Africa: Past, present and future / Barbel Haldenwang, page 42. VIEWPOINT: New urban spaces: Domestic work and activism in Hong Kong / Lisa Law, page 48. Could industrialisation and economic growth lead to sustainable environments? Land tenure, population and migration issues in the Philippines / Peter B. Urich, page 52. The relationship between schooling and women's development in rural Bangladesh / Tarek Mahmud Hussain, page 55. In focus: Aid Budget 1998-99, page 57. UPDATE: NGOs in development: The need for critical self-evaluation / Danielle Smith, page 58. FROM THE FIELD: Human rites and health developments, page 62. An African experience in community development, page 63. Healthier in Hyderabad: Smart health care for women, families, page 64. In focus: World population projections, page 66. FROM THE PRESS, page 67. CONFERENCES: Conference reports, page 71. Conference calendar, page 77. PUBLICATIONS: Book reviews, page 82. New books, page 89. Newsletters and journals, page 92. Reports and monographs, page 94. Working papers, page 97. COURSES, page 99. RESOURCES: Organisation profiles, page 102. Materials, page 105. Electronic fora, page 107. BRIEFING PAPERS: The complexity of urban systems: Contrasts and similarities from different regions / Tony Champion. Integrative analysis of urban systems / Helen Ross.
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Resource Management in Asia Pacific Program; AusAID