Publication Details

Turpin, E. (2014). Open Source City project (Jakarta pilot study): innovations for urban resilience from a geosocial intelligence perspective. Art History and Communication Studies conference (pp. 1-2). Montreal, Canada: McGill University.


As cities evolve to become increasingly complex systems of people and interconnected infrastructure, the impacts of both extreme and long-term environmental change are significantly heightened. Understanding the resilience of urban systems and communities in an integrated manner is key to ensure the sustainability of cities, which face considerable climatic, economic, and socio-demographic challenges in the 21st century. As Southeast Asia's most populous and most dense metropolitan conurbation, and the second largest urban footprint in the world, Jakarta's residents are exposed to rapid transformations of urban structures and systems. [1] Recent trends in weather intensification, sea level rise, extreme pollution, severe land subsidence, and river and coastal inundation make Jakarta a key site for researching and responding to the 21st century challenges of urban resilience. [2] Moreover, the combination of Jakarta's progressive municipal government, active civil society organizations, and increasing foreign capital investment all suggest a unique potential for both transforming and improving the social life of residents through a technologically-sophisticated, scientifically-innovative, and publicly accessible networked GeoSocial Intelligence framework. [3]