In this book, the first on the planning history of Jarkarta, able
expert Christopher Silver describes how planning has shaped urban
development in Southeast Asia, and in particular how its largest
city, Jakarta, Indonesia, was transformed from a colonial capital
of approximately 150,000 in 1900 to a megacity of 12–13 million
inhabitants in 2000.
Placing the city's planning history within local, national and
international contexts,... more...