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5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …

Despite Challenges, Indonesia Is the Place to Be for Investors in 2015 | Jakarta Globe

(JG Graphics/Modina Rimolfa)<p>"This is your opportunity to invest." This was the straightforward message from the President Joko Widodo at the APEC CEO …

Can We Do Full-Scale Farming Inside City Centers?

An urban farm in Montreal is scaling the industry "with more software than farmers."<p>MONTREAL, Canada — In 1999, Dickson Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences and microbiology at Columbia University, popularized the idea of large-scale urban agriculture by releasing a conceptual …

Jokowi pushing ASEAN, China for SCS CoC completion

The South China Sea (SCS) dispute and China'€™s growing military might and its increasing assertiveness have posed a major threat to peace and …

'We Mean Business,' New-Look Energy Ministry Declares | Jakarta Globe

<b>Jakarta.</b> Indonesia’s energy ministry has vowed to rid itself of its image as a deeply corrupt institute tied up in red tape and serving only to line …

Jokowi in Prime Spot at APEC | Jakarta Globe

The spotlight is on Indonesia, analysts say, as president Joko Widodo stood in the front row between two of the world’s most powerful leaders, …

The 10 Most Resilient Cities In The World

How well are they doing so far? A new report scores 50 cities both for their “vulnerability” (for example, to climate change) and their “adaptive …

Urban Design

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

But while all of that density can help cities become more sustainable, it does create one obvious problem–there’s less and less natural light …

UC Berkeley

One Of The Best Experiments In Urban Design? This Las Vegas Shopping Mall

The LINQ, a new outdoor shopping district in Vegas, is betting on the profitability of human-scale urban design.<p>The most walkable place in Las Vegas may be a shopping mall. The LINQ, a new outdoor shopping and entertainment district located on the site of a former service alleyway and parking …

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan On How Design Can Prepare Us For Climate Change

Donovan sat down with Co.Design to discuss Rebuild by Design, a HUD initiative that hopes to make communities–and governments–more resilient.<p>In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched Rebuild by Design, a design competition aimed at developing …

Indonesia's April Inflation at 7.25%, March Trade at Surplus | Jakarta Globe

<i>[Updated at 12:01 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014]</i><p><b>Jakarta</b>. Indonesia’s inflation slowed in April, supported by stable food prices that gave room for the …

How public spaces make cities work

More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from …

Indonesian Manufacturing Activity at Fastest Pace in 11 Months in April | Jakarta Globe

<b>Jakarta</b>. Indonesian manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in 11 months in April, bolstered by rising demand and better economic …

Manufacturing Sector

Sustaining Indonesia’s Green Economy by Embracing Green Infrastructure | Jakarta Globe

We might have our common curiosity of what could contribute by infrastructure, one of the biggest requirements to fast-track Indonesia’s …

This 10-Mile Loop Of Parks Would Protect New York From Rising Water

To prepare for rising sea levels, the Big U would be a green shield protecting Manhattan’s coastline.<p>As sea levels rise along the New York City waterfront, “100-year” storm surges may eventually happen as often as every three years, with more chances of Sandy-like damage if the city doesn’t rebuild …

Future Resilient Cities

<b>Alfredo Brillembourg</b>, Urban-Think Tank, ETH Zurich <b><br>Dirk Hebel</b>, ETH Zurich <b><br>Constantine E. Kontokosta</b>, New York University <b><br>Gerhard Schmitt</b>, ETH Zurich<p>Stay …

How Are Those Cities of the Future Coming Along?

Jakarta Announces Plan for Integrated Tunnels to Manage Traffic and Floods | Jakarta Globe

An illustration of the plan for the Jakarta Integrated Tunnels. (Berita Satu Illustration/Istimewa)<p><b>Jakarta.</b> The city administration said it would …

Floods

SOM's Soaring 99 Story Pertamina Skyscraper to Harness Wind Energy in Indonesia

Skidmore, Owings & Mills just unveiled their centerpiece design for Pertamina’s new headquarters: a futuristic “energy beacon” that dramatically …

Renewable Energy

Dutch company wins $76m dredging project at Tanjung Perak

State owned port operator Pelindo III has awarded a contract worth US$76 million to Dutch company Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors BV to …

Int'€™l community to observe Indonesia elections

An official with the General Elections Commission (KPU) said 19 international organizations, 42 individuals from Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, 30 …