The Surabaya Urban Corridor Development Program provides comprehensive analysis for an urban corridor alongside a new light rail/tram route passing through the city centre. It focuses on building local capability in urban design thinking and leadership, coupled with community-led workshops and meetings with local officials and design professionals. The project was an opportunity for knowledge exchange on sustainability, densification, heritage, economic development and connectivity that helps ensure the successful development of the next stage of the project.
Communicating often complex and sophisticated ideas in a non-English speaking nation, with respect for local customs and approaches, creates an intellectual exchange worthy of recognition. In this case, Australian landscape architects demonstrated contemporary best practice approaches to integrated transport and urban design. The result was a collaborative union between the Indonesian officials and Australian and Singaporean design teams, providing an outstanding model for similar future projects.
- Project partner
City Form Lab, The World Bank
- Site details
Category Landscape / urban design
Type Public / civic
- Project Details
The World Bank, the City Government of Surabaya
Published online: 27 Oct 2016
Words: National Landscape Architecture Awards Jury 2016
Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2016