Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The informal city and rights in South East Asian Cities

David Sweeting – Using intersecting ideas between informality developed by Ananya Roy; the state of exception by Giorgio Agamben; theories on rights to the city by David Harvey and Henri … Continue reading

Friday, 3 November 2017 · Leave a comment

Flood Governance in Jakarta: The Role of CBOs in Mitigating Annual Floods

Jakarta is a megacity of 28 million residents and is the largest and one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in Southeast Asia; it is also beset with most of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 · Leave a comment

The Future of Jakarta: Urbanization Reaches a Breaking Point

Since 2000, the world’s second-largest megacity, Jakarta, has seen its population swell by a staggering 34 percent. Though the city proper is home to just 10 million, the urban zone … Continue reading

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 · Leave a comment

Absolute Traffic: Infrastructural Aptitude in Urban Indonesia

This article draws attention to the emergent modes of urban sociality and circumscribed mobility that define the lives of traffic-stricken residents in the megacity of Jakarta, Indonesia. I argue that … Continue reading

Thursday, 10 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Asia’s poor urban children left out of disaster prevention

The study reveals that street and slum children are the most vulnerable to environmental hazards, climate change and natural disasters – with girls at particular risk. But aid agencies often … Continue reading

Monday, 18 August 2014 · Leave a comment