Dr Sonia Roitman (UQ|UP), Dr Peter Walters (Social Science) and Fino Varisti (UQ|UP HDR student) will be working with Indonesian colleagues Dr Rusli Cahayadi (BRIN, Bada Riset dan Inovasi Nasional, and SEES graduate) and Dr Imam Ardhianto (Universitas Indonesia) on a project undertaking a social impact assessment of the relocation of Indonesia’s new capital city Nusantara.
This is an interdisciplinary project with researchers from urban planning, sociology, anthropology and economics. The project has been funded by UQ Global Engagement Seed Fund, HASS and Science Faculties and SEES (2022-2023) as well as funding from BRIN.
The project aims to understand the impacts of the development of the new capital city Nusantara in Kalimantan on the local population and how the negative impacts can be minimised. It will also strengthen research collaborations between UQ, BRIN and UI and more broadly the two countries.
Photo Credit: Jun Suzuki, Nikkei Asia