The Urban Book Series

Urban Governance and Informal Settlements

Lessons from the City of Jayapura, Indonesia

Authors: Suhartini, Ninik, Jones, Paul

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  • Discusses urban governance in formal and informal systems in the city, key elements of informal and traditional governance, as well as processes and procedures of governance arrangements 
  • Introduces a new analysis for understanding forms, structures, mechanisms and governance in informal settlements
  • Develops an extensive data set for mid-sized city scale research
  • Enriches literature regarding urban governance in the context of contemporary Melanesian cities
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The objective of this book is to better understand the nature of urban governance regarding the provision of basic urban services in rapidly growing mid-sized towns and cities in developing countries. Set within the context of understanding urban planning and management within the wider city setting, the study focuses on the provision of the basic urban services of housing, water and sanitation especially within informal settlements. Using the case study of the mid-sized city of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, the publication explores: (i) the types, processes, and stakeholders that constitute formal urban governance in the provision of basic urban services; (ii) understanding how stakeholders gain and benefit from ‘on the ground’ formal service arrangements, and why; and (iii) for those who do not directly benefit from the formal arrangements, how individuals, groups and communities organize and access governance to meet their basic urban needs. 
The methods employed to better understand the nature of urban governance and its relationship to the provision of basic urban services comprised primary (face-to-face household surveys interviewing 448 respondents, ground mapping at a plot size level in four informal settlements, and semi-structured interviews with 12 stakeholders) and secondary data regarding urban governance, planning and management. The study reveals that urban governance arrangements in fast growing mid-sized cities have emerged both formally and informally to cope with basic urban service needs across a range of settlement types and socio-cultural groups. The major modes of governance arrangements in the informal settlements consist of traditional, formal and informal, and hybrid governance which co-evolve as their boundaries overlap and intersect through time at varying levels of ‘equilibrium’. The ‘governance equilibrium’ represents a ‘balance’ at a specific point and place in time in how stakeholders utilize and share resources, and access various contributions.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-06094-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06093-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Governance and Informal Settlements
Book Subtitle
Lessons from the City of Jayapura, Indonesia
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-06094-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-06094-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-06093-0
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 235
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 89 illustrations in colour
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