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Planning the megacity : Jakarta in the twentieth century

Author: Christopher Silver
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Planning, history, and the environment series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Planning the Megacity examines the dramatic transformation of Jakarta over the past century. In 1900, the colonial capital of the Netherland Indies, then known as Batavia, was a compact city of approximately 150,000 inhabitants. During the next hundred years, but especially after 1950, it was transformed into the sprawling 'megacity' of more than 9 million in an urbanized region that boasted nearly 18 million by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Silver, Christopher, 1951-
Planning the megacity.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2008
(DLC) 2007026871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Silver
ISBN: 0415701643 9780415701648 0203700015 9780203700013 9786611062453 6611062459 9781135991227 1135991227 9781135991173 1135991170 9781135991210 1135991219 9780415665711 041566571X
OCLC Number: 316143307
Description: 1 online resource (x, 262 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Understanding urbanization and the megacity in Southeast Asia --
Fashioning the colonial capital city, 1900-1940 --
Plans for the modern metropolis, 1950-1970s --
Planning for housing, neighbourhoods and urban revitalization --
Expansion, revitalization and the restructuring of metropolitan Jakarta, the 1970s to the early 1990s --
Urban village to world city : re-planning Jakarta in the 1990s --
Planning in the new democratic megacity.
Series Title: Planning, history, and the environment series.
Responsibility: Christopher Silver.


Shows how Jakarta was transformed from a colonial capital into a megacity of well over 10 million inhabitants. This book places the city's planning history within local, national and international  Read more...


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