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Jakarta is harnessing app technology for “predictive government” while Bandung hopes that a new app will ease crowds in tax offices, GovInsider reports.
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama moved swiftly to fire lazy and corrupt workers and to foster transparency, GovInsider reports.
Taxi drivers complain that people driving for upstart competitors are not licensed or required to pay state taxes, the New York Times reports.
Most residents of Indonesia’s capital are unaware they can influence city spending, GovInsider reports.
A competition open to Indonesia’s youths spawned apps that enhance public safety for women and girls as well as the sharing of pedestrian and bike lanes, New Cities Foundation says.
Bumi Serpong Damai is designed as an environmentally conscious alternative to Indonesia’s capital, the New Cities Foundation says.
Awards worth US$20,000 will go to Indonesians ages 18 to 35, according to the New Cities Foundation, a cosponsor.
Both cities launched forms of participatory budgeting that give everyday citizens a bigger say in municipal spending, FutureGov Asia reports.
Indonesia is playing catch-up on infrastructure projects in an effort to reduce road congestion in its capital and other cities, the Jakarta Globe reports.
Flood mitigation efforts could displace nearby residents who subsist with jobs in the informal economy, according to the New Cities Foundation.
City leaders across the region should implement policies now to promote dense, livable, inclusive cities before it’s too late for such planning, the World Bank warns in a new report.
A $40 billion project aims to protect Jakarta from forces that could leave parts of the city submerged, Fast Company reports.
Each Sunday morning, Jakarta closes its main roads to tens of thousands of pedestrians, bikers and joggers, The Jakarta Post reports.
Jakarta’s poor use waste salvaged from a river for flood protection and building material, The Pop-Up City reports.
New policies are urgently needed to curb vehicle ownership.