Daily Archives: May 14, 2011

Garbage Justice

There is an issue of garbage justice in my neighbourhood. Real and almost (!) literally thrown in my face. At an empty plot facing the main street, used as a parking lot by a rich and famous modern batik brand … Continue reading

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Fresh not Clean

In the Jakarta Globe. Returning from Makassar, a city with a population of approximately 1.5 millions in South Sulawesi, and Kendari, a city with a population of about 275 thousands in South-east Sulawesi, I realised the paradox of clean air. … Continue reading

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Where are the staircase? Where are the sidewalks?

In The Jakarta Globe There were times when staircases were beautiful and, most importantly, well-located for people to easily head straight to it at entry. Now, if any, beautifl and imposingly located staircases are mostly only found in otel lobbies … Continue reading

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Why communities and knowledge dynamics are not jargons?

Also in The Jakarta Globe A researcher on “ non-traditional security issues” from a university in Singapore asked me how to give meanings to what she thinks are now just empty jargons: community, participation, capacity builidng, knowledge generation and all … Continue reading

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Car Free Day no longer useful?

Available in The Jakarta Globe I think Car Free Day (CFD) is no longer useful to raise carbon awareness. Perhaps it never was anyway. But, doest it mean we have to completely abandon it? Not at all, it functions now … Continue reading

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What is the city if not (for) us?

From  The Jakarta Globe Out of agony of living in Jakarta, individuals unite into neighbourhoods to fight the governement and take initiatives to improve their social and physical environments.

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