TLF ID M018189
This is an online resource looking at Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, as an example of a megacity. It considers change and growth in Jakarta, reasons for urbanisation and examines some of the problems facing megacities such as inequality of wealth, as well as those specific to Jakarta, particularly its vulnerability to flooding. The resource discusses a number of projects designed to improve the wellbeing of people living in poverty, including a large flood mitigation project financed by the World Bank and various projects initiated by AusAID and World Vision. It provides a video about urbanisation and living conditions featuring interviews with people living in Jakarta including AusAID and World Vision representatives, and it also provides maps, photographs, student activities and a list of resources.