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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
"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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