The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies

Part of the series The Urban Book Series pp 107-126



  • Yusak O. SusiloAffiliated withRoyal Institute of Technology Email author 
  • , Tri Basuki JoewonoAffiliated withParahyangan Catholic University

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Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, with 17,504 islands. Of these, only approximately 6000 are inhabited (CAI-Asia Centre 2009). The five major islands are Kalimantan, Sumatra, Papua, Sulawesi, and Java. The archipelago bridges two continents, Asia and Australia. This strategic position has had great influence on the country’s cultural, social, political, and economic life.