Indonesia

Local Value Addition in India’s and Indonesia’s Construction Raw Materials Sectors

By |2021-01-26T07:54:03+01:00January 26th 2021|Categories: Decent Work, Decentralisation, Economic Development|Tags: , , , |

Construction raw materials are a source for local value addition – if their potential is fully tapped. The sector project "Extractives and Development" of the “The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources" (BGR) presents its research results – and emphasises the need to pay special attention to labour rights and environmental protection.

Building Resilience from the Ground Up: Indonesia’s Coastal Cities

By |2020-09-15T10:19:18+02:00September 15th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience|Tags: , , |

As one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change and sea level rise, Indonesia’s archipelago may be a wellspring of solutions for the future of coastal cities in the region. It has to start from the ground up argues Barry Beagen, Programme Director at Kota Kita Foundation.

More Inclusive Cities for a Better Urban Future: Participatory Planning in Indonesia

By |2020-08-20T11:23:42+02:00August 20th 2020|Categories: Decentralisation, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Participatory budgeting in Indonesia is not new, but policy makers still rarely consult with citizens on large-scale urban projects – even though it leads to better and more sustainable results. John Taylor and Ahmad Rifai make a strong case for embracing people-based budgets.

City-Wide Mapping for Disaster Management

By |2021-02-22T12:40:04+01:00August 13th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , , |

Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. But can maps help in coping with natural disasters? Harry Mahardhika Machmud from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia shows why spatial data is key for disaster management, and how it can be tailored to the needs of local communities.

A New and Better Normal for Urban Mobility in Indonesia

By |2020-05-20T08:47:32+02:00May 20th 2020|Categories: Urban Mobility|Tags: , , , |

Indonesia is not spared from the COVID-19 global pandemic. For urban mobility planners, however, this unfortunate pandemic presents a unique opportunity to reflect on our public transport efficiency and resiliency strategies and shape a new and better normal.

The TUMI Observatory on COVID19

By |2021-11-03T14:43:07+01:00May 7th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Urban Mobility|Tags: , , , , , |

In cities around the world, many people come together daily to use public transport – a risky endeavor in times of a pandemic. The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative TUMI takes a look at protective measures of urban public transport systems around the world.

Why Culture Matters in the Reconstruction and Recovery of Cities

By |2020-02-04T09:22:00+01:00February 4th 2020|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

With an ever bigger urban population being affected by both natural hazards and armed conflict, policy makers and practitioners need to develop effective strategies for the reconstruction and recovery of cities. Ahmed Eiweida, Christianna Brotsis, and Yuna Chun argue that it is imperative for such strategies to take culture into account.

Sustainable Integrated Waste Management: Aiming at the Source Rather than the End

By |2019-04-25T09:54:32+02:00April 25th 2019|Categories: Energy & Waste|Tags: , , , , , |

To achieve sustainable integrated waste management, municipalities need to move away from end-of-pipe approaches. What is rather needed are softer approaches that set incentives for sustainable waste management at an early stage of waste handling.

The Forgotten Water – The Role of Decentralised Wastewater Management in Jakarta’s Socio-Ecological System

By |2019-04-02T11:49:29+02:00April 2nd 2019|Categories: Water & Sanitation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jakarta has responded to regular flooding by proposing gigantic infrastructure projects such as sea walls to keep the water at bay. But the main problem is that the city does not consider the land-water ecosystem as a whole, says Prathiwi W. Putri.

How Tangerang City Revamps its Solid Waste Management

By |2017-10-14T14:59:54+02:00September 12th 2017|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Energy & Waste|Tags: , , , , , |

Tangerang City in Indonesia has made a big leap from polluted to award winning green city. Watch the video and read the report by the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) to find out how the city improved its solid waste management.

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