CASE STUDY: Jakarta: housing; problems of rapid urbanisation

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  • Problems of R.U: JAKARTA- HOUSING
    • location
      • capital of Indonesia
      • 741 sq/km
      • 7m above sea level
      • pop = 10 million+
    • Impacts
      • lack of adequate housing
        • slums where life is not favourable for the residents
      • clean water is scarce
        • disease: cholera, dengue fever, malaria
      • over crowding in public places and homes of residences
    • Management
      • 5 year project
        • 'hit the wall' due to difficulties of acquiring land
          • landowners raised value of properties making it difficult for the gov to purchase and realize their target
        • Gov aimed at building 1.3 million unit
          • 'hit the wall' due to difficulties of acquiring land
            • landowners raised value of properties making it difficult for the gov to purchase and realize their target
        • minister in charge requested revised regulations that determine amount taxable from properties.
        • property developers shied away due to lack of incentives.
        • Indonesian gov worked even harder to put up new units but due to frequents blackouts and the lack of water, tenants didn't want to buy.
        • the low and middle incomes found it difficult to purchase as banks required a large down payment to secure a mortgage.

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