24 Nov '17, 8am

From Traffic Jams to Floods, Can Indonesia Fix Its 'Big Durian'?

Widyawati is one of more than five million people struggling to get to work each day in Southeast Asia's largest city. Known as the "Big Durian" after the stinky fruit popular in the region, Greater Jakarta is home to about 25 million people and faces numerous challenges due to rapid urbanization, climate change and the failure of infrastructure and public transport to keep pace with its expansion. In addition to its infamous congestion — which is often cited by traffic studies as the worst in the world, and costs the city an estimated $3 billion per year — Jakarta also suffers from water scarcity, poor sanitation, regular flooding, air pollution and a lack of affordable housing. Last year the mega-city joined 100 Resilient Cities, a network backed by The Rockefeller Foundation to help cities deal with 21st century pressures. The Resilient Jakarta Secretariat, set up this ...

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