Southeast Asia Regional Issues and Architecture
A discussion of some of the detrimental effects of globalization in Southeast Asia and one architect's suggestion to counter them.
# 106240 | 740 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Jul 30, 2008 in Architecture (Buildings) , Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Economics (International) , Hot Topics (Global Warming) , Engineering (General)
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This paper addresses the problems arising from the fact that Southeast Asia has become an economic power in the global market. The paper points out that there has been rapid globalization in the region, where major Western companies set up shop, due to lower labor and production costs. The paper argues that, although this has been good economically, not everything is positive with Southeast Asia's growing industrial complex, increased energy consumption, and use of fossil fuel. The paper maintains that this productivity and progress negatively affects the environment and contributes to the global warming. To conclude, the paper suggests a way to prevent the increase of greenhouse gas emissions by setting up a team of architects, engineers, and scientist to design environmentally-friendly vehicles, factories and productivity devices, as well as green houses, buildings and offices that will use solar energy.
From the Paper:"The key issues hounding the continuous and total development of Southeast Asia can only be solved by a leader who is firm but fair, and believes in the spirit and substance of a true democracy. The firmness can imposed on those who rape and pillage the region's natural resources that actually endanger the lives of those in the region but the world too. Fairness must be applied to those who strive to contribute to improving the region without expecting a windfall in return - where seeing the region improve is reward enough. As an architect, I can try and do my best to help solve some if not all of the problems in Southeast Asia. I know I may not be able to solve then all but I can be one person who could make a difference. I will not only be an architect who designs and builds but an architect of socio-political and economic change."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Craswell, Eric T. "Water and Poverty in Southeast Asia - The Research Agenda from a Global Perspective." Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Vol. 1, No. 2. 07 March 2006. 29 November 2007. <http://www.gwsp.org/downloads/Asian%20Ag%20Prod%20Journal.pdf>.
- Statesmen or Manager? The Image and Reality of Leadership in Southeast Asia. March 2005. 29 November 2007. <http://kyotoreview.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/issue/issue5/article_410.html>.
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