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Dayeuhkolot, Bandung

The Dayeuhkolot neighbourhood of Bandung is in the low lying south of the city. As a result, this area floods annually with flood waters rising above shoulder height and compromising the entire ground floor of the whole community. Livelihoods are not just affected by the storm but also the aftermaths. An area of this community has been selected. This area is an informal settlement which is built on land owned by the state railway company. In fact, the unused railway tracks define the main public thoroughfare through the linear community and demark the plot boundaries of homes. The issues here are a microcosm of issues being faced in developing cities the world over and has proximity to the research, facilities and bamboo materials at ITB.