Rapid urbanization and booming cities in Asia allude to the need for new urban planning and development theories to help examine the current phenomenon and better predict future trends. This research book series brings insights into sustainable planning and development from across Asia. It examines Asian cities and their best practices of building sustainable cities, regions, and communities. The book series also explores ways in which Asian cities address the wicked problems of climate change, social inequality, and ageing population, as well as how they capitalize on opportunities from disruptive technologies and innovation. More importantly, this series hopes to offer new directions for sustainable planning and development in the context of increased uncertainty and changes. The interdisciplinary approaches to making cities and communities sustainable will make this a series central to fostering knowledge.
By Christopher Silver
November 04, 2021
Like so many of the coastal cities in Southeast Asia (and other regions) established during European colonialism, there has been an ongoing challenge for decades dealing with the growing frequency and intensity of flooding. Jakarta’s flood problems since the 1990s have been nothing less than ...