“The Change and Transformation of Indonesian Spatial Planning after Suharto’s New Order Regime: The Case of the Jakarta Metropolitan Area” /Deden Rukmana

Deden Rukmana’s article from 2015 examines the impact of political changes on spatial planning in Jakarta by comparing the 2007 Spatial Planning Law with the earlier 1992 spatial planning law. Although seen through a retrospective lens, the article still has relevant material for the focus time period of this semester’s posts, the 1990s. The article is built on qualitative interviews and government documents, and contains detailed information about the spatial plan and its implementation, as well as the political context.

The article outlines the Spatial Planning Law, how it stipulated the hierarchy of spatial planning and reflected the authoritarian rule of the New Order government. It also explains the political context and the corruption, as well as the loose interpretation of the plans. These factors led to poor implementation of the Spatial Planning Law, and the article also presents several examples of these.

 

Rukmana, Deden (2015). The Change and Transformation of Indonesian Spatial Planning after Suharto’s New Order Regime: The Case of the Jakarta Metropolitan Area. International Planning Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13563475.2015.100872.

Second year undergraduate student of Architecture at HKU, now writing about Kamal Muara, a fishing village / kampung in northern Jakarta, and its political circumstances in the 90s.

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