To the shock of completely no one, Jakarta was named amongst cities with dangerous city planning by an structure publication, prompting an anticipated, if considerably defensive, response from the capital’s vice governor.
Rethinking the Future (RTF), a platform that encourages and promotes excellence in structure on a world scale, went towards its personal grain by lately publishing an article titled, 10 Examples of Bad Urban City Planning.
Although the record was organized in no explicit order, Jakarta did occupy first place. This has led to native media retailers misinterpreting the listicle as a rating, misreporting en masse at this time that Jakarta has been named as town with the worst city planning on this planet.
However we digress. On Jakarta, RTF had this to say:
“A chronically congested capital metropolis that’s choking on fumes and drowning in polluted water, Jakarta is claimed to be the ‘worst-designed place’ on Earth. A long time of inconsiderate planning interventions have led town to this state the place the infrastructural mishaps spotlight the poor high quality of life right here. Insufficient inexperienced and open areas, excessive site visitors congestion, and unplanned city sprawl have collectively contributed to the scenario. With the worst-traffic on this planet, one other contributing issue is that the event of infrastructure lies with the native authorities, decreasing the potential for implementing long-term initiatives.”
Now we have, in fact, heard all of it earlier than, and we have now heard the identical guarantees from metropolis officers through the years to varied levels of success.
This time, Jakarta Vice Governor Ahmad Riza Patria AKA Ariza stated the provincial authorities will proceed to attempt to make enhancements in city improvement and upkeep, whereas acknowledging that some issues have step by step modified for the higher in his and Governor Anies Baswedan’s tenure.
“There have been enhancements right here and there to issues resembling clear water provide, air air pollution, inexperienced area, training, well being, and concrete planning,” Ariza said.
“We are going to look into it, whether or not or not it’s true that Jakarta is town with the worst city planning on this planet.”
As we stated earlier than, no, sir, that’s not what RTF implied in its listicle. And if we ignore RTF’s listicle, we will surely discover little justification to model Jakarta as town with the worst planning on this planet, as a result of we have now seen a lot worse cities in our travels.
That stated, we hope that the provincial authorities gained’t settle with Jakarta not being absolutely the worst.
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