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Developing Sustainability Indicators by Communities: Lessons Learned from the Spatial Planning of Kembang Tanjong District


Agung Sugiri


Diponegoro University

October 7, 2010

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Number 4, 2010, ISSN 1447-9508

Abstract:     
Developing sustainability indicators from below has rarely been done in Indonesia. This may be because indicators for certain aspects of sustainable development are beyond ordinary people’s perception to comprehend, especially those related to ecological functions which can only be figured out by the associated experts. However, when participatory approach to development is preferable because of its many advantages compared to the top down one, sustainability indicators should consequently be settled on with communities. In the spatial planning of Kembang Tanjong, a tsunami affected district in Aceh Province, sustainable development indicators were defined using community participation approach. Field observation, problem mapping and focus group discussions involving no less than 40 key persons of the community were conducted during the planning process, and 17 indicators of five categories were finally agreed to be applied in planning the district. It becomes evident that not only has the community’s identification of the indicators been proven to be a sort of innovation in Indonesian spatial planning practices, but also assisted in empowering the people themselves, especially in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the spatial plan, something that people have almost been powerless.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: Community Participation, People Empowerment, Sustainable Development Indicators

JEL Classification: O18, O21, R58

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Date posted: April 5, 2012 ; Last revised: May 8, 2012

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Sugiri, Agung, Developing Sustainability Indicators by Communities: Lessons Learned from the Spatial Planning of Kembang Tanjong District (October 7, 2010). The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Number 4, 2010, ISSN 1447-9508. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2034875

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Agung Sugiri (Contact Author)
Diponegoro University ( email )
Jl. Prof. Soedharto, Tembalang
Semarang, Central Java 50275
Indonesia
+6224 7460054 (Phone)
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