Christian Obermayr

Cities – Urbanization – Governance – Global South – Housing – Policies – Slums – Informality – Indonesia

Jakarta ready to clear neighbourhood Kalijodo | Jakarta Post

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removal of beer advertisement (source Jakarta Post)

Another forced eviction by Jakarta city government? Arguments of criminality and crime  are used once again to stigmatise a whole neighbourhood and all its inhabitants. Evictions do not solve but only move the problem. And… are there enough low-cost appartments ready to accomodate all the affected dwellers? I doubt it.

“The Jakarta administration’s plan to close down the Kalijodo red-light district and relocate the residents is likely to meet with success as authorities push forward more quickly with their plan to rid the city of prostitution and crime. […]”

Source: Jakarta ready to clear Kalijodo


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