Rapid Urbanisation: The challenges and opportunities for planning in Indonesian cities
Smart City, Green City, Resilient City or Sustainable City, all terms with slightly different implications but all referring to recent trends in planning and management of cities which emphasise quality of life in the long term. Asian cities have embraced all four of these mantras with enthusiasm, however to what extent have they engendered new and effective ways to manage rapid urbanisation?
This is particularly relevant to Indonesian cities, which have embraced the various manifestations of sustainability in order to cope with extremely significant urban growth trends in new ways. This presentation identifies the challenges and opportunities that these planning initiatives are addressing. It also seeks to offer some views on how best to plan and manage Indonesia’s rapid urbanisation in order to realise a more inclusive urban environment.
Speaker: Professor Christopher Silver, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, USA. Chris is currently a Fulbright Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Architecture, University of Indonesia. This position is supported by the Fulbright US Scholar Program and the American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF).