South Sulawesi residents’ low trust in government explains why people there did not take much efforts to protect themselves, despite feelings that they were at risk from COVID-19.
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Multiple efforts to tackling the twin issues of sinking land surface and rising sea level are urgently needed.
Sinking land plus rising seas are putting hundreds of millions of people at risk.
A pandemic can amplify friction and tension between jurisdictions – especially when there are political differences and existing conflict.
Some refugees have been waiting to be resettled for almost a decade, and their broken trust is visceral.
Investigation of the brains of children and young adults who died suddenly in Mexico City revealed amyloid plaques similar to those found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
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?