How to Move a Capital City

Nusantara, the new capital city of Indonesia, set to be inaugurated in 2024. The land for future city is an industrial forest. Critics have warned the move risks accelerating pollution and contributing to the destruction of rainforests that are home to primates and mammals. ©Joshua Irwandi for the VII Mentor Program.

Indonesia has a plan to replace sinking, polluted Jakarta with a new “forest city” called Nusantara. And it’s moving heaven and earth to make it happen. See the photos and read the story by VII Mentor Program’s Joshua Irwandi in The Globe and Mail.