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Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro Talks About Government’s Urban Strategy

The Jakarta Globe’s Tabita Diela sat down with National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro in early October to discuss urbanization in Indonesia. The minister recognizes the huge potential urbanization could bring and lays out the government’s plans to negate some of its negative effects. Here is an excerpt of the exclusive interview, which has been […]

Smart Cities in Indonesia’s Future: Challenges and Opportunities

Jakarta. Indonesia’s rapid transformation from a rural to urban economy has served as one of the benchmarks for the country’s massive growth potential, while simultaneously underscoring several challenges it needs to confront. With nearly 70 percent of the country’s population expected to live in cities by 2025, the public and private sectors must come up […]

Right to the City in Indonesia

A year ago, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development or Habitat in Quito, Ecuador, resulted in a global commitment called the New Urban Agenda. It sets guidelines for urban development policies for the next 20 years. One idea in particular drew the attention of international delegates and negotiators: the right to the city. Previously […]

From Trash to Cash: Community Initiatives to Abolish Rubbish

Jakarta. Greater Jakarta produces more than 11,000 tons of solid waste each day, some of which ends up strewn along city streets or piled up on sidewalks due to the provincial government’s lack of efficiency in tackling the issue. Other waste eventually ends up in landfills, producing little economic value but costing local administrations billions of […]