Shifting the capital of Indonesia and other countries may actually send the wrong message that cities too can be discarded.
Rapidly growing metropolises like Beijing, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City are struggling to protect residents against tobacco. Life-saving policies in rich countries may be partially to blame.
The government has reportedly set aside 180,000 hectares of land for construction of a new capital in East Kalimantan.
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" decision to relocate the country's capital is seen as an effort to shift economic activity and address infrastructure gaps outside of Java and Sumatra.
Women quitting their jobs after having a family is an everyday story in Indonesia.
Indonesia has plans to move its capital outside of Java, but the government has yet to make the case for this move.
Let's rethink the way we understand democracy and tolerance.
Other countries are planning new cities using technological innovation to achieve more sustainable development. Such plans aren't new for Australia, but existing city growth is the focus of attention.
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.
Jakarta's minibuses can survive because of their socio-political functions and relation to the interests of thousands of business owners and workers in the capital.
While many of its Asian neighbours are striving to get smoking under control, Indonesia is the stubborn exception.
Drivers for online ride-hailing services face several social conditions that may challenge their efforts to transform collective action into a solid union.
While it is true that the poorest residents of the city are not connected to the piped water network, neither are the richest. Then what causes water inequalities?
Governments are using Big Data to design improvements and upgrades of cities. But ethical questions need to be considered, lest we end up jeopardising citizens' privacy or deepen social inequalities.
Perceptions in Indonesia towards LGBT as revealed in a national survey.
Amid rising inequality, two inclusionary planning instruments are at work to combat it in Indonesia. But without better enforcement, their full benefits will not be realised
Jakarta is finishing its water plan to have more public power in the private tap water service. However, the plan is unclear and likely to give small impact to the city's unequal water distribution.
The growth of creative hubs is good for innovation but it may also widen a digital and economic divide in Indonesia.
Some kampung in Jakarta have become hubs from participatory design and sustainable urban planning.
An outbreak of diphtheria in Indonesia is not caused by a singular factor. The country needs better vaccination coverage and distribution as well as better antibiotics.