04.12.2019

JUUL & FROST GOES TO JAKARTA

Helle Juul and Flemming Frost are invited to Jakarta to share their expertise, know-how and solutions within sustainable urban planning across scales with a focus on well-being and quality of life at the seminar “Indonesia’s New Capital: Towards a Smart, Sustainable, and Liveable City” on December 5th.

Helle Juul and Flemming Frost are invited to Jakarta to share their expertise, know-how and solutions within sustainable urban planning across scales with a focus on well-being and quality of life at the seminar “Indonesia’s New Capital: Towards a Smart, Sustainable, and Liveable City” on December 5th.

Earlier this year the Indonesian government decided to move the capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan on the Indonesian part of Borneo. An ambitious project to build a new “Smart city in the forest” with a strong focus on green and sustainable solutions, green public spaces, public transport and green energy.

The seminar is arranged by the Danish Embassy in Indonesia in collaboration with the Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia, with an keynote speech by The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Rasmus Prehn, and a presentation from Head of Planning and Sustainability, Copenhagen City & Port Development, Rita Justesen. Policymakers involved in the move, companies, think tanks and NGO are invited to the seminar to share experience and expertise and discuss the move of the capital.

The Indonesian capital is home to 10 million people but it is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world and experience challenges with regards to overpopulation, infrastructure and flood. The relocation aims to ease the pressure on Jakarta by moving its administrative functions, while Jakarta will continue to be a commercial and financial center.