Rate of Urban Development in 1970 – 2000

Fig 1. Maps showing the rate of urban development over 30 years in Jakarta

Red indicates the targeted areas for development by the government. These 3 maps help to illustrate the rapid increase in urban development over 30 years from 1970s to 2000s. It is evident that more than half of Jakarta went through multitude ways of urban development mostly associated with real estate. The selected areas for development seem to spread especially around the central part of Jakarta and less on the peripheral parts of land including Kamal Muara. As explained in one of my narrative posts, neighbourhoods located nearer to the centre were given more attention due to the fact that they were geographically closer to the glamorous metropolis they were building in the city centre.

Map Source:

World Bank. In Jakarta – Urban challenges in a changing climate (English). Washington, DC: World Bank. 2011. pg. 8. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/132781468039870805/pdf/650180WP0Box360ange0Jakarta0English.pdf

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