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Jakarta seeks fresh approach to urban planning from international congress

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Jakarta   /   Tue, August 20, 2019   /  12:33 pm
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Vehicles drive under a railway overpass connecting the Cawang-Cibubur route of the Greater Jakarta LRT, which is currently under construction. Jakarta is set to host the International Society of City and Regional Planners (Isocarp) on Sept. 9-13.  (The Jakarta Post/R. Berto Wedhatama)

Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s first country to host the International Society of City and Regional Planners (Isocarp) set for Sept. 9 to 13.  Some 500 experienced city planners and professional practitioners from 42 countries will discuss the future of city planning and development of urban areas. “This event will manifest Indonesia’s important position on the issues of urbanization as well as the country’s contributions to the urban planning stream in the equatorial regions,” chairman of the Indonesian Association of Planners (IAP), Bernardus “Bernie” Djonoputro, told The Jakarta Post recently. “We will be the first country in Southeast Asia to host such a congress.” Bernie, who will be in charge of the local organizing committee, said the conference will be held in Jakarta and Bogor of West ...