December 22, 2015, 6am PST
Indonesia's capital, population 10 million, is slowly sinking below sea level. To protect itself and drive the economy, the city is building a 25-mile bird-shaped seawall, to be topped with luxury development.
October 26, 2015, 12pm PDT
Citizens in developing corners of the world are prioritizing green infrastructure as they struggle to deal with the environmental consequences of rapid growth.
October 18, 2015, 11am PDT
The China Railway International Group, working with the Chinese Export-Import Bank, responded to the California High-Speed Rail Authority's "expressions of interest." They teamed up with China Development Bank to beat out the Japanese in Indonesia.
February 5, 2015, 1pm PST
Just as plummeting oil prices have caused state and federal political leaders to consider raising gas taxes, leaders in developing nations, both oil producers and consumers, are considering reductions in national energy subsidies.
December 23, 2014, 2pm PST
What can rehousing initiatives teach us about the ongoing struggle for urban resilience?
September 3, 2013, 2pm PDT
Asia's mega-malls have been booming for over a decade, many built atop former park space, and now are suffering from high vacancy rates and low consumer spending.
August 6, 2013, 9am PDT
You think your daily commute is bad? In one of the world's largest cities, a lack of citywide rapid transit means daily commutes of four hours for many Jakarta residents. Help is on the way, but conditions may get worse before they get better.
October 17, 2012, 9am PDT
Young architectural firm, TYIN Tegnestue, proves that good design can be affordable, and that architecture can be used to help solve some of the world's existing social ills, rather than exacerbating them, writes Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan.
September 27, 2012, 9am PDT
Consultant predicts a 275% increase in car ownership by 2025.
January 9, 2012, 1pm PST
Indonesia's economy is growing but the crumbling infrastructure is costing residents.
November 9, 2011, 2pm PST
In Jakarta, efforts to becoming a more livable city inspired the construction of a designated bicycle lane. The 1.5 km bike lane stretches from Ayodia Park To Blok M, but due to lack in law enforcement, bikes aren't the only ones using these lanes.
March 4, 2011, 6am PST
This post from <em>The City Fix</em> looks at how holidays cause mass movements of people, especially Muslims in Indonesia, and what impact those movements can have on transportation systems.
December 30, 2010, 7am PST
Officials in Indonesia are increasingly considering a plan to relocate the capital from Jakarta to another, less troubled location.
December 21, 2010, 1pm PST
Women's safety on public transit is increasingly in focus worldwide. Many systems have turned to designating separate areas for women, but what happens after they get off?
December 5, 2010, 11am PST
Indonesia cities are the product of sparse planning, floods, overdevelopment, brownouts and epic traffic jams magnified by the dearth of public transit. In response, private planned cities like CitraLand's Singapore of Surabaya are growing rapidly.
August 30, 2010, 11am PDT
Enforcing no-car rules on dedicated bus lanes has been proven to increase bus efficiency in a bus rapid transit system in Indonesia.
February 23, 2010, 2pm PST
As sea levels rise and flooding threatens the foundations on which the city was built, the Indonesian capital of Jakarta is literally sinking into the sea. Now the president is pushing a plan to find a new home for the country's capital.
January 10, 2010, 7am PST
Private investors are claiming that they can build a $3 billion, 220-mile high speed rail system in Indonesia by the end of 2011. But the plan may be too ambitious to pull off -- or just not a good idea in the first place.
November 7, 2009, 11am PST
Jakarta, Indonesia is the world's sixth most populated metropolitan area, and it's on track to move up in ranks within the next decade. Some planners are trying to figure out how to guide this developing megacity onto a sustainable path.
October 7, 2009, 12pm PDT
Many of the deaths of the past few rounds of storms and earthquakes are due to inadequate drainage systems, poor building regulation enforcement, and lack of emergency planning.