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Solo Kota Kita is pleased to announce the update of solokotakita.org and our neighborhood planning database! First of all, take a look around solokotakita.org and you’ll find you can now view data for two different years within the website’s mapping … Read More ->

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Over 100 residents and government officials gathered in Sungai Jingah last month to celebrate the opening of Firm Foundation! Solo Kota Kita has been working together over the last year and a half with residents, BAPPEDA and DTRK, and the … Read More ->

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We are pleased to announce that Firm Foundation has received a 2013 SEED Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design, which is presented each year by Design Corps. The awards recognize “design projects with exceptional social, economic, and environmental impact … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty We are back with another installment of “Firm Foundation Cast” from Banjarmasin! This time we are reporting on the participatory design process in Sungai Jingah we organized for our current project Firm Foundation. We are sharing the … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty This month Solo Kota Kita is getting a new initiative off the ground in Banjarmasin. We’re working with the AECOM UrbanSOS program to design and build Firm Foundation – an idea for improving public space and reducing … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty Solo Kota Kita aren’t the only ones interested in connecting participation, budgeting, design, and communication. In fact, we’re featured in a new report by the Open Knowledge Foundation that includes many other projects from around the world … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty Polis published a post this week about a new SKK project in Banjarmasin. The article features the winning UrbanSOS competition submission, Firm Foundation, the work of Alice Shay, Stephen Kennedy, Bima Pratama, and Dina Amalia. While Bima … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty One of our favorite urban design and development blogs published a great overview of decentralization in Indonesia and Solo Kota Kita’s activities just this past month. Thanks Polis!

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By Michael Haggerty In case you missed them, our current volunteer and MIT urban planning student Stephen Kennedy made several great blog posts about his experiences in Indonesia on CoLab Radio. He’s written about expectations for travel, water and informal … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty We’ve been noticing a lot more bicycles on the streets here in Solo. Maybe it’s the time of year – in the dry season it’s so much easier to be outside. And this year, the weather in … Read More ->

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