Planning the Megacity: Jakarta in the Twentieth Century

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Routledge, Nov 27, 2007 - Architecture - 272 pages

In this book, the first on the planning history of Jarkarta, able expert Christopher Silver describes how planning has shaped urban development in Southeast Asia, and in particular how its largest city, Jakarta, Indonesia, was transformed from a colonial capital of approximately 150,000 in 1900 to a megacity of 12–13 million inhabitants in 2000.

Placing the city's planning history within local, national and international contexts, exploring not only the formal planning actions, but how planning was shaped by broader political, economic, social and cultural factors in Indonesia’s development, this book is an excellent resource for academics, students and professionals involved in urban planning, history and geography as well as other interested parties.

 

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Contents

Experiencing Jakarta
1
Chapter One Understanding Urbanization and the Megacity in Southeast Asia
18
Chapter Two Fashioning the Colonial Capital City 19001940
36
Chapter Three Plans for the Modern Metropolis 19501970s
82
Chapter Four Planning for Housing Neighbourhoods and Urban Revitalization
126
the 1970s to the early 1990s
154
Replanning Jakarta in the 1990s
186
Chapter Seven Planning in the New Democratic Megacity
213
Bibliography
241
Index
255
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About the author (2007)

Christopher Silver is Dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning and Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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