Acknowledgments. List of Contributors. Introduction; Pu Miao. I: Unique Public Places of the Asia Pacific Region. 1. The Waterfront as a Public Place in Tokyo; H. Jinnai. 2. The Street Market as an Urban Facility in Hong Kong; H. Kinoshita. 3. The Roles of the Plaza: The Philippine Experience; N.I. Alarcon. 4. Japanese Public Space as Defined by Event; T. Hidaka, M. Tanaka. 5. Rukun and Gotong Royong: Managing Public Places in an Indonesian Kampung; D.H. Rahmi, et al. II: Problems in Public Space. 6. The Vanishing Streets in the Malaysian Urbanscape; A.B. Sulaiman, S. Shamsuddin. 7. Endangered Street Life: Building Frontages and Street Activities in Hanoi, A. Casault. 8. The Quest for Better Public Space: A Critical Review of Urban Hong Kong; C.Q.L. Xue, K.K.K. Manuel. 9. Public Domain, Private Interest: Social Space in Hong Kong; A.R. Cuthbert, K.G. McKinnell. III: New Design/Planning Strategies. 10. Architecture in the Pacific Century; C. Abel. 11. Multi-Dimensional Planning and Public Space in the Philippines; G.C. Ramos. 12. Place-Making and the New Mobility of Asian Cities: The Bangkok Plan; G. Hack. 13. Design with High-Density: A Chinese Perspective; Pu Miao. 14. A Question of Local Models: Public Spaces in Mae Hong Son, Thailand; B. Bell. 15. The Alley as a Spiritual Axis for the Community: The Hikifune Project, Tokyo; S. Hagiwara. 16. Vision of a 21st-Century Public Place: GigaWorld, KL LinearCity, Kuala Lumpur; D. Chew. 17. The Next Generation of Singapore's Public Space: The New Downtown; J.K.H. Chan. Bibliography. Index.