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By Michael Haggerty The team from Solo is on the road this week Banjarmasin – the capital of Kalimantan. This “city of a thousand rivers” has for decades been a center of regional shipping for the coal, timber, and rubber … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty This morning the Solo Kota Kita team paid a visit to Universitas Salebas Maret, which we always enjoy doing because so many of the students who volunteer with our team come from the architecture school here. Stephen … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty Congratulations to Sella Chintia Dev – a volunteer with Solo Kota Kita in 2009 and 2010 – whose design team was awarded first prize today in the “Eco-Cultural Solo” competition. Sella worked with other students from Universitas … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty John and Michael recently travelled to the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaator, to facilitate a community action planning workshop with residents of the city’s ger districts. In the last decade, tens of thousands of people have migrated to … Read More ->

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By Ahmad Rifai In the beginning of August 2010, I was invited by the Local Committee for Poverty Alleviation (TKPKD) to a meeting about eradicating poverty in Solo City. The committee is established under a national regulation (Permendagri No 42/2010) … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty The musrenbang season is here – over the next few weeks residents in Solo will come together in every neighborhood to undertake participatory budgeting and put forward their ideas for improving the city. So it should come … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty Thanks to two curious journalists in the United States, we are getting the word out on Solo Kota Kita as well as hearing new perspectives on participatory budgeting. Theo Schell-Lambert from GOOD Magazine describes how we worked … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty For our national dissemination seminar in December, we prepared a short video about Solo Kota Kita – what our project is and how it works. If you’re thinking of introducing a friend or neighbor to Solo Kota … Read More ->

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By Michael Haggerty Last month, we presented Solo Kota Kita at a day-long conference sponsored by Architecture for Humanity in New York City. Anybody could share their project during a so-called Design Open Mic. Each project had a specific group … Read More ->

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