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Jakarta Post

Jakarta seeks fresh approach to urban planning from world planning congress

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 21 2019   /  01:19 am

Indonesia will become Southeast Asia’s first country to host the International Society of City and Regional Planners (Isocarp) World Planning Congress 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 would be held in Jakarta and Bogor of West Java.He added that the congress would be an impo...