GSP Conference 2017: Reimagining Jakarta: Governance and Policy

GSP 2017

Cities are the lifeblood of many countries – consuming a disproportionate amount of its resources but also contributing the lion’s share of its GDP. In terms of sustainability of built environments, cities, with their compact structure represents one of most efficient forms of human settlement.

The Governance Study Project Conference will take place on 4 July 2017 at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. This conference focuses on Jakarta, a fast-growing metropolis with complex urban challenges. Many of these revolve around water: water supply and sanitation, land subsidence, seasonal flooding and the possibility of a coastal flood that could submerge large parts of the city.

These urban challenges are reimagined as new possibilities within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the full range of social, developmental, societal and infrastructural explorations, we will examine the difference good policies can make at the city level. Additionally, cities are intricately tied to the countryside, where the process of rural development influences the level of urbanization, and urban development could act as engine of rural growth or decline. Students also researched a plantation in Kerinci, one of the largest pulp and paper producers in the world.

In this conference, students will rely on knowledge and skills learned throughout the MPA programme. The outcomes are detailed policy proposals based on rigorous primary and secondary research and analysis which aims to make an impact on urban governance of this complex city. 

Conference Schedule


Session 1

Venue: Lobby, OTH Building
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Session 2

Venue: Lobby, OTH Building
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 3

Venue: Lobby, OTH Building
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

Session 4

Venue: Lobby, OTH Building
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.