Informal Cities Lab

The Informal Cities Lab seeks to address wicked, multidimensional challenges through research and development activities spanning spatial, social and economic dimensions. This is done through engaging with a coalition of partners working across sectors and disciplines.

In 2021, the Citarum Program, a partnership between Monash's Informal Cities Lab, Universitas Indonesia, the Indonesian government, communities and local NGOs working towards improving the health of the Citarum River, secured funding to establish a 'living lab' in the Citarum basin. This place-based initiative will collaborate with partners and local villages to co-design an integrated urban model that addresses river contamination caused by lack of waste and sanitation infrastructure.