A section of Jakarta’s protective seawall. The capital of Indonesia is sinking at a rate of up to 6.7 inches a year. Photos: Ian Teh

The Radical Plan to Save the Fastest Sinking City in the World

Many of our coastal cities are imperiled, but none have plotted an escape quite as audacious as Jakarta’s

I. The capital of catastrophe

In the 17th and 18th centuries, European workers flocked by the thousands to a faraway colonial Dutch port…