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Grounding our research – scoping trip to BSD City, Indonesia

As part of a rigorous study about the resilience of new cities in Indonesia, NTU PhD student Fairul Edros recently went on an eye-opening trip to Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) City. During the four-day trip from 15 March to 18 March 2023, he documented many interesting observations, assisting in the scope of future assessments of the city.

"After two years of studying new towns remotely from maps and reports, it was refreshing to finally visit a new town physically! We made a trip to BSD City in South Tangerang - one of the most popular and renowned new towns in Indonesia. The visit generated a lot of insights where we observed diverse urban ecosystems within the new town and in Jakarta city. The trip helped scope our future work on assessing the ecosystem service benefits in new town developments. We would like to thank Prof. Alex Lechner and students (Angela & Marvin) from Monash Indonesia for their time and for sharing their experiences during the trip."

Photos of Bumi Serpong Damai City by Fairul Edros.

Interested to know more? Check out Fairul's project here.

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