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The Urban Book Series

Sustainable City Management

Informal Settlements in Surakarta, Indonesia

Authors: Obermayr, Christian

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  • Includes a detailed case study of the city of Surakarta’s urban policies and housing
  • Presents a detailed and unique map of Surakarta’s slums
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the urban processes taking place in Surakarta: urbanization, rapid population growth, urban governance and the insurgence of informal housing and marginal settlements
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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.


About the authors

Christian Obermayr is an assistant professor and doctoral student at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research focuses on regional sustainability, urban developments and urban settlements in the Global South. His working topics are sustainable urban development, marginal settlements and applied housing policies in Indonesia.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable City Management
Book Subtitle
Informal Settlements in Surakarta, Indonesia
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49418-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49418-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49417-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84158-8
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 190
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
Topics