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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:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Silver
ISBN: 9780415701648 0415701643 9780203700013 0203700015
OCLC Number: 150361344
Description: x, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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.
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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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