Monthly Archives: May 2011

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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