Suburbanization in Asia

A focus on Jakarta

Authored by: Deden Rukmana , Fikri Zul Fahmi , Tommy Firman

The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138290235
eBook ISBN: 9781315266442
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This chapter examines the extent to which the Jakarta region has transformed from a concentric and radial-patterned urban structure to an area in the early stage of post-suburbanization that’s emerging peripheral areas reveal a fragmented structure. Then, the evolution of new towns and industrial estates in the Jakarta region’s peripheries is discussed. The chapter focuses on the nature of suburban growth in the Jakarta region, paying particular attention to the policies and plans to contain or influence patterns of the suburbanization.

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