Citizen Participation in Spatial Planning

Unlike traditional land-use planning, spatial planning provides opportunities within a national regulatory framework to integrate policies to influence the future distribution of activities in various areas. The success of spatial planning can thus be measured by how it can deliver effective public service investment at the local level while supporting the achievement of wider objectives for the province or city. Under the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, spatial planning falls under 11th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), namely ‘Making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’. One of the targets under this SDG is to “enhance capacity for participatory, integrated … Continue reading Citizen Participation in Spatial Planning

Introducing Participatory Decision-Making in Jakarta Coastal Flooding Management

Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city with a population of over 10 million in the central city, and over 30 million in the metropolitan region, is a delta city that has constantly been at risk of flooding. Bounded by the Java sea to the North and the Puncak highlands to the south, 40 percent of Jakarta currently lies below sea level1, leaving it vulnerable to coastal flooding. In 2007, seawater crashed over the sea wall in northern Jakarta which, added to the flooding from heavy rains, caused nearly 60 per cent of the city to be inundated and an estimated 340,000 people … Continue reading Introducing Participatory Decision-Making in Jakarta Coastal Flooding Management