Decentralized spatial planning in Indonesia

Jakarta city landmark. Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Jerry Kurniawan / World Bank

Indonesia is a predominantly urban country. Metropolitan Jakarta will be home to 11 million people by 2020.

This is the last in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

Successful implementation of regenerative urban development requires national governments to give local levels the authority to plan development of their constituencies that is suited to local conditions and the resources to realise the plans. The case study of Indonesia demonstrates the importance of coherence between national and local policies in order to connect policy making and implementation.

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June 26, 2014   1 Comment

‘A Quarter for Everyone’: Social Inclusion and Participation in Hamburg-Altona

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The ‘A Quarter for Everyone’ Forum in progress

This is the second in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

The socially inclusive and participatory approach in Hamburg-Altona is a good example of the kind of planning process that enables cities to develop in a regenerative way. The old freight yard in Altona is the object of a planning process in Hamburg, Germany, with the emerging quarter of Altona Centre projected to eventually contain 3,500 flats. [Read more →]

May 28, 2014   Comments Off on ‘A Quarter for Everyone’: Social Inclusion and Participation in Hamburg-Altona

Regenerative urban development in practice: Renewable Wilhelmsburg

Energy Hill Georgswerder, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg © IBA Hamburg

Energy Hill Georgswerder, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg © IBA Hamburg

This is the first in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

The districts of Wilhelmsburg and Veddel are located on the Elbe Islands in Hamburg, Germany and have historically been on the social outskirts of the city. Deciding that this formerly industrial area was ripe for redevelopment, the city framed its new urban development as an International Building Exhibition (IBA). [Read more →]

May 19, 2014   1 Comment