REWRITING A CITY IN NATURE | Diana Balmori | Urban Design Review “Our understanding of nature has changed radically. Our ideas about urbanism must catch up. By rewriting the city (a semantic departure from “planning”), we will jar the public to this major scientific and philosophical shift in the interaction of nature and the city.”
According to the Jakarta Post, the former president of Indonesia BJ Habibie came out yesterday suggesting that urban planning laws were not enough and that urban planning requires better implementation.
Indonesia has law on spatial planning but implementation has been poor. The capital city of Jakarta for example has only around 9.6 percent of open green areas, which is far from what the regulated 30 percent.