Will relocating Indonesia's capital prove a success story?

  • Maud Cassaignau

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period28 Oct 2019

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  • Titlewill relocating Indonesia's Capital prove a success story?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMonash Lens
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionCan Indonesia solve the problems plaguing its overcrowded capital, Jakarta, by moving 1.5 million public servants to East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo?

    The idea has been in the works for decades. Now Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, has announced that construction of the city will start next year, pending parliamentary approval.

    Although many nations have purpose-built capital cities – Malaysia, Myanmar, Australia and Brazil among them – urban designer and architect Maud Cassaignau, from Monash Art, Design and Architecture, believes Indonesia is the first country to create a city for environmental reasons.
    PersonsMaud Cassaignau