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Small cities, Metropoles and the Future of Urban Indonesia

Principal researcher

Dr. Delik Hudalah, prof. Johan Woltjer

Type of research

Postdoc project


Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, KNAW


Prof. Johan Woltjer


Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia


Recently, Indonesia is in a new phase of urban transformation: extended peri-urbanisation around large cities and an accelerated growth of small cities. More so than previous urban development, this kind of development has far-reaching implications for urban qualities of life –specifically green space, water resources, and balanced socio-economic growth. This project pioneers the combined issue of small and very large cities, by clarifying urban growth patterns for two cases (Jakarta and Cirebon), presenting the inherent pressures, explaining these patterns and pressures in terms of sustainability, and suggesting policy options.

Last modified:17 March 2014 3.54 p.m.