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.
Stand by for drones, robots and sensors to the rescue.
Traffic continues to increase, but more slowly than would have been the case if the reforms had not gone ahead.
Welcome to our new colleagues in Indonesia.
Indonesian politicians have engaged in post-truth politics, framing information and stories by appealing to emotions with very little or no regard to any policy details and objective facts.
Ethnic Chinese and Christians in Indonesia have endured systematic and long-standing discrimination throughout the country's history.
Ahok is only one among many people in Indonesia who have been jailed under the country's controversial blasphemy law.
Would religious and ethnic narratives be effective at swaying voters?
To avoid misguided use of sacred texts, religious believers should understand the context in which the texts appeared the first time.
About one-quarter of the world's countries, both in developing and developed economies, have anti-blasphemy laws. Their implementation is always controversial and highly politicised.
An enormous rally in Jakarta, organised by hardline Islamic militia group the Islamic Defenders Front, appears to have mobilised a diverse group of conservative Muslims in Indonesia.
The reality of the November 4 rally in Jakarta is much more complex than growing Islamic radicalism in Indonesia.
The world's informal settlements are growing at an unprecedented rate, with about one in four urban dwellers living in slums. We need to rethink how we view and deal with these people and places.