Research and Publications

New Conversation article on master-planned capitals, by Dorina Pojani

The new capitals created since 1900 have been, for the most part, great planning disasters. They are dreary, overpowering, underserviced, wasteful and unaffordable. Indonesia just announced the name of its planned new capital, Nusantara, to be built on Borneo island, about 1,300 kilometres away from the current capital, Jakarta. How can Indonesia avoid the pitfalls of its peers? Here are some key lessons from my research: