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Prototype for Sustainable Housing Enhances Jakarta's Infamous Ciliwung River

The tight-knit neighborhoods, or kampungs, of North Jakarta that fan out from the city's historic old harbor and abut the toxic Ciliwung River have long been a lightning rod for issues of land rights, social class, and politics. Residents have been subject to evictions for at least two decades as city officials have tried, mostly unsuccessfully, to redevelop the area for business or tourism. The neighborhoods are also in the part of the city that is most susceptible to floods and...

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