Moving a Megacity: From city to jungle, a plan to move a Capital City

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  1. Bowerbird

    Bowerbird Well-Known Member

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    Jakarta is one of the larger cities in the world with a population of over 10 million people but it is in trouble. A combination of sinking land and rising sea level means Jakarta is at danger of serious flooding, so the plan is to move the capital - 1,000 k inland


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    There is also the problem of choking air pollution which is one reason why Indonesia is looking to grow its own EV industry

    https://thediplomat.com/2023/10/indonesia-fast-tracks-its-electric-vehicle-ambitions/

    This isn’t our country and not really our problem but I would like to hear what others on the forum think about the viability and sustainability of this massive project
     
  2. Lil Mike

    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

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    Brasilia Part 2.

    It's doable, but it will take years and it's unlikely to become a real, living city in our lifetimes.
     
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