This case study examines the challenges of human wellbeing and urbanisation, especially in the megacity of Jakarta. It is a valuable resource for the Year 8 unit Changing Nations, the Year 10 unit Global geographies of human wellbeing and the Senior Secondary unit Sustaining places. Begin with the DVD activity worksheet to generate curiosity and student enquiry on this important topic.


  • Urbanisation and megacities
  • Why do people move to megacities?
  • Urbanisation strategies
  • Reflections and thinking hats 

Download: Chapter 4 - Urbanisation and human wellbeing.pdf

Urbanisation and megacities: Jakarta (6.12)

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