Nusantara City: Exemplifying Green Economy Principles in Sustainable Urban Design

Nusantara City: Exemplifying Green Economy Principles in Sustainable Urban Design

Jakarta, The Gulf Observer: The development of Indonesia’s new capital city, IKN Nusantara, located in East Kalimantan Province, adheres to the principles of the green economy, affirmed the Nusantara Capital Authority (OIKN) spokesperson, Troy Pantouw.

Speaking in Jakarta on Sunday, Pantouw highlighted that the design of IKN Nusantara is aligned with several crucial green economy principles, with a strong emphasis on harmony with nature. The Indonesian government envisions allocating over 65 percent of Nusantara’s development site as green spaces, aiming to create a city that seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings.

The second principle, low carbon emissions, is a key focus for the future capital city. IKN Nusantara aims to prioritize the utilization of new and renewable energy sources to fulfill its energy needs, contributing to a sustainable and environmentally friendly urban landscape.

Circularity and resilience constitute the third principle, with over 10 percent of IKN Nusantara’s land designated for food-producing activities. This strategic planning emphasizes the importance of self-sufficiency and sustainable agricultural practices within the city.

The development of Nusantara as a smart and green city is scheduled for completion in 2045, and the OIKN has devised the Nusantara Net Zero Strategy 2045 and the Nusantara Voluntary Local Review (VLR). Notably, Nusantara stands as the first capital city globally to submit its VLR to the United Nations, showcasing its commitment to transparency and sustainable development on the international stage.

Pantouw further detailed the OIKN’s proactive approach to prevent environmental disruptions, ensuring that development works do not trigger natural disasters or conflicts with the local fauna ecosystem. Fauna corridors, including both natural and man-made passages, have been strategically implemented to minimize potential conflicts between human activities and wildlife.

In a concerted effort to maintain environmental balance, the OIKN is actively working to increase the number of green open spaces within Nusantara’s Government Core Area. These comprehensive initiatives underscore the OIKN’s unwavering commitment to achieving a harmonious balance between construction efforts and environmental preservation, ultimately striving for IKN Nusantara to stand as a model sustainable and eco-friendly capital city.