Jakartans Demand Public Space

Residents of the city of Penjaringan in North Jakarta brought a proposal to the government to convert the area underneath a toll road into a public space.

The residents participated in a community visioning process and designed ideas for the underused area.

""We want a reading area," said resident Robi Cahyadi.

Another resident, Turah, a housewife, said she wanted a space where her children could play."

Full Story: Residents demand to build public space beneath overpass

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