Posted in: Urban planning

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and the city

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What did 'large scale social distancing' (PSBB) look like in Indonesia's cities? As public space opens up again, how will Indonesia’s urban dwellers respond? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Amanda Achmadi in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Indonesia’s curious eulogy for a global fast food giant

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Why did the recent closure of a McDonald’s in Jakarta cause such a stir? A look at the history and pattern of urban development in Jakarta gives some clues, writes Catriona Croft-Cusworth.

Testing the water: flood victims take Anies to court

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A group of residents have filed a class action against Governor Anies Baswedan over widespread flooding in early January. Will they have any luck? Laras Susanti examines the case.

Talking Indonesia: Jakarta's floods

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Informal riverbank settlements are often blamed for flooding in Jakarta. In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Roanne von Voorst about these communities, how they live with the dual threats of flooding and eviction, and the role they can play in tackling flooding.

Best of 2019: articles

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Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period. Here we list the most popular articles, plus a few of our favourites, from 2019. We look forward to seeing you again when we return in mid-January.

Talking Indonesia: the urban poor

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What forms of activism do the urban poor engage in? How has the government responded to their activism? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Ian Wilson about these issues and more in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: urban villages and activism

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Can Jakarta’s urban villages (kampung) co-exist with residential, infrastructure, and commercial projects planned for the city? What do the controversies surrounding evictions and Jakarta’s kampung communities reveal about social and economic divides? Dr Charlotte Setijadi discusses these issues and more with Dr Rita Padawangi in the latest Talking Indonesia podcast.

Out of the rubble: Jakarta’s poor and displaced seek a vehicle for their voice

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Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama’s time as leader has been marked by urban evictions on an unprecedented scale. Some 325 locations have been slated for eviction by the end of 2016, in the months approaching the 2017 governor’s elections. Dr Ian Wilson examines how urban poor groups, residents and their allies are mobilising and networking in response to the forced removals.

Talking Indonesia: urban planning

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Rapid urbanisation poses many challenges for Indonesian policy makers, including traffic congestion, pollution, and a lack of parks and green space. How have Indonesian leaders responded to these challenges? What has been done to address heritage conservation amid this rapid change? In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Ken Setiawan discusses these issues and more with Professor Widjaja Martokusumo.

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