In this volume, scholars from around the region analyse the impacts of globalization on cities in the Asia Pacifc. This collection of essays forms a useful, comprehensive, and ambitious study, focusing on the region’s specific urban concerns and on broader theoretical issues surrounding social and environmental conditions in major metropolitan centres.The first part of the bool examines globalization, foreign direct investment, international migration, and the question of cities and their changing patterns and meanings. Each chapter provides a broad set of dynamics that cuts across the world and finds particular expression in the Asia Pacific region. The later sections of the book focus on particular types of cities. The book demonstrates the growing interconnections among cities in the region that have come about as a result of globalization. It raises implications for the study of social and environmental conditions as well as economic growth in cities. Sustainable urban development requires more than good management and local politics; increasingly it demands national, regional, and global interventions.