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Intermediate Cities in the Resource Frontier: A Case Study of Samarinda and Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Title:Intermediate Cities in the Resource Frontier: A Case Study of Samarinda and Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Authors:Wood, William Bruce
Contributors:Fuchs, Roland J. (advisor)
Geography and Environment (department)
Keywords:cities and towns
Kalimantan Timur
resource-based communities
show 6 more|natural resources
economic policies
urban planning
area planning and development
urban economics
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Date Issued:May 1985
Publisher:[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 1985]
Abstract:This dissertation focuses on the functions and roles of two intermediate cities within an international economic system. Wallerstein's "world systems" model is used as a framework for studying changes that occur in a resource frontier region and its two cities as demand for regional resources increases on the world market. The cities, Samarinda and Balikpapan, are located in East Kalimantan, a resource-rich province of Indonesia. East Kalimantan's involvement in the world economy is paralleled by the Indonesian government's interest in provincial resources. Samarinda, the provincial capital and center of timber processing, and Balikpapan, the regional petroleum refining center, experienced rapid economic and demographic growth during the 1970s as they became centers of political and economic control over regional resources. A qualitative "urban system" model, adapted from Nijkamp, is used to analyze urban changes catalyzed by the arrival of multi-national timber and petroleum corporations and the dominant role of the national government. The study concludes that the future of resource frontier cities, such as Samarinda and Balikpapan, ... more dependent upon world market demand for regional resources and government policies aimed at resource management and marketing than it is upon explicit urban regional development policies.
Description:PhD University of Hawaii at Manoa 1985
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 291–306).
Pages/Duration:x, 306 leaves, bound : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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