Jonathan Hilburg

Associate Editor, The Architect's Newspaper

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Jakarta is sinking, so Indonesia is relocating its capital

Indonesia’s megacity capital has been sinking and snarled by traffic by years, and newly-elected President Joko Widodo has proposed a solution: moving capital operations to another city. It’s important to clarify that Widodo didn’t mean physically moving Jakarta to another location, such as what happened with the town of…