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Indonesia isn’t the only country planning new cities. Why not Australia?

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Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from the sprawling city of Jakarta – and it isn’t the only country with plans to build whole new cities.


AsiaTravel/Shutterstock Wendy Steele, RMIT University The announcement that President Joko Widodo’s government will move Indonesia’s capital to another location, due to the severity of human-induced degradation in Jakarta, highlights a key tension for cities today.


In the face of increasingly unsustainable urban environments, do we retrofit existing cities, or relocate and build new cities to achieve greater sustainability? The answer is both. But each has its challenges. À lire aussi : New cities? It's an idea worth thinking about for Australia Creating new cities The goal of turning cities from sustainability problems to solutions is driving (...)


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