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Has anyone seen Jakarta's five-year city plan for 2005-2010? Is it true that it plans to reduce land for the housing sector from 43,475 ha (as of 2001) to only 29,772 ha in 2010 (as per article from JP below)?? How is that even possible??

Team says city spatial planning imbalanced
City News - April 07, 2006

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

A city-sanctioned committee has criticized Jakarta's spatial planning policy for ignoring the demands of society and environmental issues in creating the conditions for economic development.

The chairman of the Jakarta Environmental Assessment Committee, Parni Hadi, said the city's five-year plan for 2005-2010 would only widen the gap between the rich and poor.

"Our recommendation is for the Sutiyoso administration to side with the poor," Parni, who is also the president director of state radio station RRI told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

Citing the rapid construction of high-rise commercial buildings, Parni said the city would no longer have room for the poor.

"That condition would not be in line with the national campaign on sustainable development for the benefit of the people," he said.

The former director of Antara news agency said that, during Sutiyoso's time as governor, about two million square meters of prime real estate had been used to build shopping malls, while low-cost apartments were relegated to the city's outskirts.

"It takes the tenants of these low-cost apartments hours to reach their workplaces downtown. It's a situation that is creating population and traffic problems in Jakarta," said Parni.

He said the apartments should be situated in the city but away from riverbanks, where low-cost housing is often built.

In the five-year plan, Jakarta will set aside 11,930 hectares of land for high rises until 2010 -- far higher than 7,898 ha in 2001 -- and another 4,417 ha of land for industry.

Land for the housing sector will be reduced from 43,475 ha in 2001 to 29,772 ha in 2010, while there will only be 9,256 ha of city parks in 2010.

The committee said Jakarta was currently facing both physical and social problems.

Physically, Jakarta suffers from air and water pollution, while its high risk for exposure to disease, jobless and crime rates, puts its poorest people in the frontline.

"City planners must consider all these problems to achieve sustainable development in Jakarta," said Parni, who launched Earth Wire, covering global environmental issues during his time at Antara.

One function of the committee, which was set up under a decree issued by the governor in August 2005, is to give Sutiyoso suggestions on how to manage the environment.

With 16 members, including economist Edhi Sarwono, urban experts Darrundono and Bianpoen and former health minister Farid A. Moeloek, the committee often invites outsiders to its regular meetings.

"We were just briefed by representatives of the Bandung Institute of Technology on processing water and experts from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture on the condition of Jakarta Bay," Parni said.

The committee, which operates on an annual Rp 80 million budget from the city administration, is in the process of selecting the winners of its Adipura awards for the nation's cleanest cities, to be announced in June.

Vice chairman Darrundono said he was hopeful of a change for the better.

"We are optimistic because we meet regularly with city agencies to give feedback and respond to recommendations," he said.
 

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ARe you talking about the comprehensive plan?
Nope, haven't seen one around...Wouldn't expect it to find online.
 

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Jakarta have a city plan? (sarcasm mode on)

Anyway... maybe they talking about moving people from house to apartment based residence.
 

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I am assuming what they meant by "land for the housing sector" refers to the single-family, low-density residential land use. The reserved land formerly intended for this development is, presumably, being shifted into that for higher-density development, i.e. mixed-use projects involving condominiums, retails, and office space, thus allowing developers to construct taller buildings in lieu of traditional landed houses. Well, my assumption is based solely on the provided article, given that I have never seen the comprehensive plan of Jakarta (I am sure we do have one).
 

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Old Town & China Town (Glodok) to be revitalised..."priority project" for DKI government.
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jejak sejarah
Revitalisasi Kota Tua Menjadi Program Prioritas Pemprov DKI


Jakarta, Kompas - Rencana revitalisasi kota tua yang tertunda-tunda akhirnya menjadi program prioritas di penghujung masa jabatan Gubernur DKI Jakarta Sutiyoso.

"Ya (akan menjadi prioritas unggulan). Kami sudah anggarkan, tetapi kami lebih menitikberatkan pada partisipasi masyarakat, pemilik gedung tua, dan pengusaha di sana," ujar Sutiyoso, Jumat (9/6), ketika ditanya rencana Pemerintah Provinsi DKI menjadikan revitalisasi kota tua sebagai program prioritas.

Menurut Sutiyoso, program revitalisasi kota tua akan dikoordinasi oleh Miranda Goeltom. "Untuk menata kota tua secara keseluruhan membutuhkan waktu yang lama. Khusus untuk tahun 2007, ada bagian yang diprioritaskan. Itu yang kami targetkan selesai pada tahun 2007," ujarnya.

Secara terpisah, Sekretaris Daerah Pemprov DKI Jakarta Ritola Tasmaya mengatakan, salah satu yang diprioritaskan pada tahun 2007 adalah pembangunan Plaza Fatahillah.

Dalam catatan, wilayah kota tua Jakarta, yang meliputi Taman Fatahillah, Stasiun Kota, kawasan Glodok, hingga Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa, akan ditata secara terpadu dan menjadi proyek unggulan DKI Jakarta.

Untuk mewujudkan itu, lima kepala dinas membuat rancangan bersama menindaklanjuti upaya konservasi dan peningkatan nilai ekonomi kota tua. Selain bicara pelestarian, juga meningkatkan nilai dan kegiatan ekonomi di kawasan tersebut sehingga memberi insentif kepada masyarakat setempat. Para kepala dinas yang terlibat adalah Kebudayaan dan Permuseuman, Tata Kota, Perhubungan, Pertamanan, serta Pariwisata (Kompas, 5/12/2005).

Membongkar jalan

Kepala Dinas Kebudayaan dan Permuseuman Aurora Tambunan menyatakan, untuk mewujudkan rencana Gubernur Sutiyoso, jalanan di kota tua, tepatnya di sekitar Museum Fatahillah, akan segera dibongkar.

"Kami melakukan traffic calming dengan mengganti jalan beton dengan batu andesit setebal 8-12 sentimeter yang mampu menyerap air sehingga ramah lingkungan," kata Aurora.

Permukaan jalan yang bergelombang membuat kendaraan harus berjalan lambat sehingga kawasan tersebutmenjadi nyaman untuk pengunjung dan pejalan kaki. Selama ini sulit untuk melintasi jalan di kota tua karena kendaraan melaju kencang sehingga seolah-olah terjadi fragmentasi kawasan kota tua yang membuat orang enggan menjelajahi kawasan itu.

Perombakan itu dimulai di Jalan Pintu Besar Utara sehingga memudahkan pergerakan pejalan kaki dari sekitar Museum Fatahillah ke Museum Wayang dan kawasan Kali Besar Timur. Proyek itu tidak bernilai besar dan akan selesai akhir tahun 2006.

Perombakan itu akan mendorong kawasan kota tua menjadi semi-pedestrian di mana pejalan kaki betul-betul dimanjakan.

Adapun untuk kendaraan bermotor yang ingin melaju dapat berbelok ke arah Jalan Kali Besar dan menghindari kawasan sekitar Museum Fatahillah.

Upaya itu, lanjut Aurora, ditujukan untuk membangun kepercayaan investor menanamkan modal di kota tua. Pemerintah dengan membangun prasarana terpadu tentu membuktikan komitmen untuk membangun kawasan itu.

Selanjutnya, jaringan kabel pun akan dipindah dari permukaan ke bawah tanah di sekitar kota tua. Sistem yang digunakan adalah ducting dry and wet.

Revitalisasi kota tua dilakukan terpadu oleh Dinas Kebudayaan dan Permuseuman, Dinas Perhubungan, Dinas Pekerjaan Umum, Dinas Pertamanan, serta instansi terkait.

Setelah permukaan jalan dirombak, akan disusun heritage trail (tapak sejarah) di kawasan kota tua yang dirintis di sekitar Museum Fatahillah, Museum Wayang, Museum Seni Rupa, dan kawasan Kali Besar.

"Kami akan memberikan panduan dan memberikan plakat informasi pada setiap bangunan tua di kawasan itu tentang tahun dibangun serta sejarah singkat," kata Aurora.

Pengembangan Pecinan

Bersamaan dengan pengembangan kawasan sekitar Museum Fatahillah, DKI juga akan merevitalisasi wilayah Kota di Pecinan Glodok-Pancoran serta Pinangsia. Aurora Tambunan menyatakan, pihaknya mendukung rencana warga sekitar yang tergabung dalam Paguyuban Kota Tua untuk menggelar pasar malam.

"Kegiatan itu penting untuk mendorong aktivitas kawasan agar hidup seperti dulu. Kami berharap ini dapat berkembang menjadi event yang diunggulkan di Jakarta," katanya.

Wakil Ketua Paguyuban Kota Tua Jacky menyatakan, pihaknya siap menggelar kembali "Glodok Night Street" seperti di tahun 1950-an hingga 1970-an.

"Para pedagang setempat sudah siap menggelar pasar malam seperti di masa lalu. Ini merupakan kekhasan kawasan yang hilang. Kegiatan ini akan membangkitkan perekonomian masyarakat dan menambah penghasilan pemerintah agar dapat meningkatkan kualitas layanan publik di kota tua," kata Jacky.

Sebagai langkah awal, kegiatan akan dimulai di sekitar Plaza Glodok dan Plaza Pinangsia. Para pedagang makanan khas Pecinan akan menggelar dagangan, dan para pedagang kecil akan memeriahkan pasar malam.

Kegiatan itu juga mengacu pada keberhasilan Malaysia mengembangkan pasar malam di Pecinan. (ong/pin)
 

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Jakarta chaotic, yet well-planned, says scholar
City News - Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Agnes Winarti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

American urban scholar and historian Christopher Silver launched his book Wednesday titled Planning the Megacity: Jakarta in the Twentieth Century, which examines the dramatic transformation of Jakarta over the past century.

Jakarta has changed and it's not for the better or worse, the author said.

"Jakarta in the early 20th century was a small city of 130,000 people, and it grew steadily during the 1920s and 1930s," said Silver, dean of the University of Florida's College of Design, Construction and Planning.

He said the massive migration in the 1950s caused Jakartans to cramp space.

"That's why the really poor kampungs developed," Silver said.

He said there were a number of indications that Jakarta's population had, in fact, stopped growing. "Jakarta is perhaps reaching a more mature state now."

Jakarta has a population of 9 million by night and 12 million by day due to the influx of workers from around Greater Jakarta.

Silver came to Jakarta for the first time in 1989 as a Fulbright scholar to teach American studies for a year at the University of Indonesia. He said at that time he was overwhelmed by Jakarta's size, energy and complexity.

"I came here as a teacher and a scholar of urban planning with all my experience from the West. I said to myself, and probably to others, that I had just arrived in a place with no planning, no order and that it was a chaotic strange place that defied anyone's notion of a planned city," Silver said.

He made an important discovery on his second visit to Indonesia in 1992. It was after studying a 1965 master plan for Jakarta, which he said was an extremely meticulous well-developed plan approved by the then Jakarta governor, Ali Sadikin, that he radically changed his view of how Jakarta had developed.

Silver, who also served for three years as urban development adviser to Indonesia under a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project, later found an early Jakarta master plan in the archives at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Silver, who used studies, reports, interviews with planners and academics as research for his book, concluded, "The more I looked, I began to seriously question my earlier assumption that Jakarta had just grown without a plan. In fact, Jakarta is a planned city."

When asked what he thought about the many shopping centers built around the capital, Silver said, "The interesting thing is that Jakarta does not have everything in one place. It has a polycentric development. And that actually tends to be good. It provides employment for working-class people."

However, he acknowledged that there are too few green areas in the capital and suggested adding green roof-top systems on buildings.

He said it was important for the current administration to keep focusing on the two main problems of Jakarta, namely environmental issues and transportation.

His 262-page book is priced at Rp 1,580,000 and is available at Kinokuniya bookstores.
 

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ENcon should read this :eek:kay:

Jakarta chaotic, yet well-planned, says scholar
City News - Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Agnes Winarti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

When asked what he thought about the many shopping centers built around the capital, Silver said, "The interesting thing is that Jakarta does not have everything in one place. It has a polycentric development. And that actually tends to be good. It provides employment for working-class people."
Hmm, almost every city in Indonesia does :p~ ...Except Padang, Pekanbaru, Batam, and Palangkaraya of course.... we have fully-centralized CBDs :p~ ... Palangkaraya, is so all-american city in term of urban-planning,,, while Batam looks a lot like Malaysian city in term of urban-planning. In Pekanbaru and Padang ,,, hmmm it is Indonesian system, but it is maintained consistently. :p~ Gak banyak penyimpangan.


Jakarta chaotic, yet well-planned, says scholar
City News - Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Agnes Winarti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

However, he acknowledged that there are too few green areas in the capital and suggested adding green roof-top systems on buildings.
Well, our problem .... :sigh:


Jakarta chaotic, yet well-planned, says scholar
City News - Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Agnes Winarti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

His 262-page book is priced at Rp 1,580,000 and is available at Kinokuniya bookstores.
Ohh, it means that I'll never buy this books.

Thanx for such articles.. And posting it in very appropriate threaad
 

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