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Jakarta Post

Jakarta 2030: Public input needed

  • Evi Mariani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 24 2009   /  10:10 am

What will Jakarta be like in 2030? Would you entrust the future to city officials or would you want a say yourself? Several urban activists who live in and love Jakarta gathered Wednesday at Tarumanagara University (Untar) in West Jakarta to emphasize that they should have a say in shaping the city’s future. They claimed the city administration had compiled a document called RTRW (spatial planning) Jakarta 2010-2030 with almost no input from the public. The 2007 Spatial Planning Law stipulates that public participation is required when designing a city masterplan, but the administration has clearly failed to adhere to this law. “They said they would have a campaign publicizing the planning draft to the people, but I have not heard any announcement or news on this,” Elisa Sutanudjaja, an architecture lecturer at Pelita Harapan University said. Suryono Herlambang, a spatial plan...