Blog posts tagged to "Jakarta"

  • Cities around Asia are struggling with traffic. Land value capture is one proposed solution to bring some relief. Photo: ADB

    Metros push up land values—so why not create a triple win?

    Published on Thursday, 09 May 2019

    In cities around Asia, governments are exploring ways to capture the increased value of land near public infrastructure projects, and direct these funds back toward the needs of city residents.

  • Walkability—Building cities for people too

    Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

    With the urban population swelling the world over, it makes sense that we start—or go back to—designing cities for people too. People are a city’s principal raison d'etre.

  • New opportunities for expanding health services

    Published on Thursday, 30 May 2013

    A recent Reuters news article highlighted the challenges and opportunities of health reform in Asia. The article highlights the situation of a family whose premature infant daughter dies as a result of being unable to obtain infant ICU services in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

  • The aftermath of Typhoon Ondoy in Metro Manila, Philippines.

    Why Asia’s growing coastal cities must invest in climate resilience

    Published on Friday, 15 February 2013

    Manila has the distinction of being one of seven cities globally judged to be at extreme risk from the combined impacts of climate change and climate-related disasters – and only Dhaka in Bangladesh is estimated to be at higher overall risk.