KKU Research Journal - Humanity and Social Science
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Volume 5 Issue 1 มกราคม - เมษายน 2558

Community Participation in Managing The Space and Settlement Environment on The Riparian Area: A Case Study in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Rini Rachmawati
Faculty of Geography, Gadjah Mada University


       Settlements along the river often creates slum area. But on the two settlement areas along the river in two cases reviewed in this paper indicate different conditions. Cases of Code and Gajah Wong riparian shows a success in managing a previously-unclean settlement area to a well-arranged one. This cases shows that the society's self-reliance and creativities have resulted to clean, beautiful public space and environment. The participation of the society in managing their space and settlement environment on the riparian of the two cases is caused by their high awareness as well as the role of community leader figures. Well-targeted program implemented by the government and the roles of academicians, NGO and other stakeholders play an important role in supporting the people there to manage their own area.
Keywords: Community Participation, Space, Settlement Environment, Riparian

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