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Sustainable City Management

Informal Settlements in Surakarta, Indonesia

  • Christian Obermayr

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Christian Obermayr
    Pages 1-6
  3. Global Developments and Urban Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Christian Obermayr
      Pages 9-25
    3. Christian Obermayr
      Pages 27-52
    4. Christian Obermayr
      Pages 53-72
  4. Indonesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Christian Obermayr
      Pages 75-107
  5. Case Study: The Indonesian City Surakarta

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Christian Obermayr
      Pages 111-133
    3. Christian Obermayr
      Pages 135-164
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Christian Obermayr
      Pages 167-172
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-190

About this book

Introduction

This book analyses the housing and governance policies of the city of Surakarta, in Indonesia. It addresses the question of whether Surakarta’s strategy for handling the city’s informal sector and marginal settlements shows evidence of sustainability and good governance. The book illustrates current trends in urban development and discussions on effective strategies for improving living conditions in slums on both a global and national scale. Using four main programs as examples, it presents a detailed overview of Surakarta’s housing policies regarding the poor. It critically evaluates the city’s relocation measures and shows that Surakarta’s city government has put into place an effective policy, reaching the poor by inclusive approaches. Influenced by global discussions and best practices, the programs examined are characterized by elements of good governance and Solo’s strategies have already been disseminated to other Indonesian cities. However, the book argues that deficits remain regarding participation and transparency.

 

The work is based on Christian Obermayr's outstanding Master’s thesis, defended in 2013 at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.


Keywords

urban governance marginal settlements slums informal housing housing policies public housing population growth urbanization

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Obermayr
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeographyUniversity of Innsbruck Geography:DepartmentInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49418-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49417-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49418-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-757X
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-7588
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