Historically, cities have upgraded poor neighborhoods by razing and reconstructing them, often displacing residents. But to actually improve affordable housing and give residents access to services and opportunities, cities need a different approach.
Swidden agriculture is part of the livelihood (either fully or partly) for 14 to 34 million rural people in Southeast Asia.
In pursuing even greater ambition in President Jokowi’s second term, Indonesia could be a beacon to the world, at a time when environmental leadership is sorely needed. It could also inspire other countries in the region, as well as in the Group of 20, to raise their game.