Pulo Geulis Revitalisation 2045: Urban Design and Implementation Roadmap

Diego Ramirez-Lovering, Raul Marino Zamudio, Hadi Susilo Arifin, Regan Leonardus Kaswanto, Hendricus Andy Simarmata, Dwinanti Rika Marthanty, Megan Farrelly, Harsha Fowdar, Alex Gunn, Jane Holden, Nurmala Panjaitan, Emily Payne, Briony Rogers, Yusman Syaukat, Yuli Suharnoto, Reni Suwarso, Irene Sondang, Christian Urich, Ashley Wright, Louise DesrainyChristoph Brodnik, Dwi Yuliantoro

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Cities and their communities are complex and dynamic systems that constantly evolve under the burden of population, climatic and societal change. Water is central to the health of cities: we need clean water; we need to prevent disease from wastewater; and we need to deal with the challenges of storms and flooding.
The Australia-Indonesia Centre’s Urban Water Cluster imagines cities in which the water cycle is managed to protect and enhance the health of waterways, mitigate flood risk and create public spaces that harvest, clean and recycle water. Integrated water management will support biodiversity, public green space, healthy waterways, connected communities and cultural significance. Ultimately, these cities will use water sensitive planning and design to create connected, vibrant and liveable communities.
The cluster explored socio-institutional, infrastructure adaptation and green infrastructure pathways to a water sensitive future and applied this knowledge to four neighbourhoods in Bogor: Pulo Geulis, Griya Katulampa, Cibinong and Sentul City. This report described the Cluster’s Revitalisation plan for one of neighbourhoods, Pulo Geulis, an informal settlement located in the middle of the catchment area of the Ciliwung River. Pulo Geulis community experiences significant environmental challenges issues related to water management and sanitation, but also demonstrates great potential to become a more Water Sensitive community through the adoption of WSUD (Water Sensitive Urban Design). A comprehensive Roadmap to Revitalisation, was developed in collaboration and consultation with Pulo Geulis residents and is presented in this report.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian-Indonesia Centre (AIC)
Commissioning bodyAustralia-Indonesia Centre
Number of pages140
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • informal settlement
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • participatory design
  • Green technology
  • Water Management

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