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Jakarta Post

TOD offers sustainable urban living, affordable housing, expert says

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 17, 2019   /  01:11 pm
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People walk on the platform at Cisauk railway station in Banten, while cranes stand in the background for the construction of an apartment block above the station, in this file photo.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) may be the answer for Jakarta with its limited available land and for residents who struggle to find affordable housing that has access to public transportation, an expert has said. Senior urban designer of Planning & Development Workshop (PDW) Architects Putrikinasih Santoso said TOD at transportation hubs could offer more liveable and affordable places to live in the city. “TOD promotes inclusivity. It brings people back to the city and minimizes commuting. This eventually will lead to sustainable living with a lower carbon footprint,” she said in a discussion session at the 55th International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) World Planning Congress in Jakarta recently. The Jakarta administration, however, should work really hard to get support from numerous stakeholders such as transportation service ...