How Indonesia's biggest megacity is making it easier for residents to make their wants and needs heard.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 12, 2017

Jakarta is harnessing app technology for “predictive government” while Bandung hopes that a new app will ease crowds in tax offices, GovInsider reports. 

May 27, 2016

 Basuki Tjahaja Purnama moved swiftly to fire lazy and corrupt workers and to foster transparency, GovInsider reports. 

May 4, 2016

Taxi drivers complain that people driving for upstart competitors are not licensed or required to pay state taxes, the New York Times reports. 

March 24, 2016
The first regional meeting of the Habitat III process took place 21-22 October, overlapping with — and drawing energy from — Asia-Pacific Urban Forum 6.
Anissa S. Febrina October 27, 2015

Most residents of Indonesia’s capital are unaware they can influence city spending, GovInsider reports.

October 22, 2015

A competition open to Indonesia’s youths spawned apps that enhance public safety for women and girls as well as the sharing of pedestrian and bike lanes, New Cities Foundation says. 

July 27, 2015

Bumi Serpong Damai is designed as an environmentally conscious alternative to Indonesia’s capital, the New Cities Foundation says.

June 8, 2015

Awards worth US$20,000 will go to Indonesians ages 18 to 35, according to the New Cities Foundation, a cosponsor.

May 20, 2015

Both cities launched forms of participatory budgeting that give everyday citizens a bigger say in municipal spending, FutureGov Asia reports. 

May 13, 2015

Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore are among the places exploring the viability of water-borne expansion, Deal Street Asia reports. 

May 6, 2015

Indonesia is playing catch-up on infrastructure projects in an effort to reduce road congestion in its capital and other cities, the Jakarta Globe reports. 

April 1, 2015

Flood mitigation efforts could displace nearby residents who subsist with jobs in the informal economy, according to the New Cities Foundation.

March 11, 2015

A $40 billion project aims to protect Jakarta from forces that could leave parts of the city submerged, Fast Company reports. 

November 17, 2014

Each Sunday morning, Jakarta closes its main roads to tens of thousands of pedestrians, bikers and joggers, The Jakarta Post reports. 

September 19, 2014

Jakarta’s poor use waste salvaged from a river for flood protection and building material, The Pop-Up City reports. 

August 14, 2014

Newcomers to cities in the Global South inject traditional customs into urban settings, The Huffington Post reports.

April 16, 2014

New policies are urgently needed to curb vehicle ownership.

October 13, 2013
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