|| Economic Society of Singapore
|| 23rd - 25th November 2006
||Singapore Management University
School of Economics and Social Sciences
90 Stamford Road
The Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) is hosting the 31st Annual
Conference of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations (FAEA)
from 23rd - 25th November 2006, at the Singapore Management University
The Organizing Committee of the 31st Annual Conference
of the FAEA, with the support of all the seven FAEA members, has
chosen "The Future of Asian Cities" as the theme for the Conference.
THEME: The Future of Asian Cities
The development and growth of cities has a profound
impact on the dynamics of the national economy. In a knowledge-based
economy, cities are expected to be the hub of innovation activities.
Such activities in turn will help drive the productivity growth
and determine the competitiveness of the national economy. Research
in recent years has shown that the design and the management of
a city could have a very significant influence on its innovative
capacity. At the same time, there are various challenges brought
about by the urbanization process that have to be tackled carefully
in order for a city to realize its full economic potential. These
include issues such as rural-urban labor migration, infrastructure
provision and financing, and environmental management etc.
The urbanization process in the ASEAN countries has
continued to accelerate in recent years. Some of the capital cities
are also beginning to emerge as hub cities for the region. How the
growth and development of these cities are managed will have considerable
impact on the region's future as well as its position in the global
The Organizing Committee of the 31st Conference of
the FAEA, with the support of all the seven FAEA members, has chosen
"The Future of Asian Cities" as the theme for the conference. We
are now issuing a call for papers related to this theme.
We would like to invite submission of papers on topics
related to the following issues:
A. City and National Economic Competitiveness: An ASEAN Perspective
B. Urban Planning as part of Economic Development Strategy
C. Development Strategy of Cities in Asia: A New Paradigm?
D. Geography and Economics: Emergence of Hub Cities in Asia
E. Experiences and Lessons of Urbanization in ASEAN
a. Building and Financing of Urban
F. Growth of Asian Cities: Impact on the Pattern
of Regional Trade, Investment and Capital Flows
b. Rural-Urban Labor Migration: Challenges and Issues
c. Urban Housing and Transportation Issues
d. Fiscal Decentralization and Urbanization
e. Other Related Issues of Urbanization in ASEAN
G. Energy Security and Environmental Conservation: Constraints to
Growth of a City?
For a detailed version of "Call
for Papers", please kindly click here.