This handbook focuses on the practices, initiatives, and innovations of urban planning in response to the rapid urbanisation in Indonesian cities.

The book provides rigorous evidence of planning Indonesian cities of different sizes. Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, is increasingly urbanising. Through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals, chapters examine specific policies and projects and analyse 19 cities, ranging from a megacity of over ten million residents to metropolitan cities, large cities, medium cities, and small cities in Indonesia. The handbook provides a diverse view of urban conditions in the country. Discussing current trends and challenges in urban planning and development in Indonesia, it covers a wide range of topics organised into five main themes: Indonesian planning context; informality, insurgency, and social inclusion; design, spatial, and economic practices; creative and innovative practices; and urban sustainability and resilience.

Written by 64 established and emerging scholars from Indonesia and overseas, this handbook is an invaluable resource to academics working on Urban Studies, Development Studies, Asian and Southeast Studies as well as to policy-makers in Indonesia and in other cities of the Global South.

part Part I|39 pages

Planning Indonesia in Context

chapter 1|12 pages

Urban Indonesia

Challenges and Opportunities
BySonia Roitman, Deden Rukmana

chapter 2|12 pages

History of Urban Planning in Indonesia, 1900–2020

ByChristopher Silver

chapter 3|13 pages

Planning Education in Indonesia

History, Development, and Future Challenges
ByBakti Setiawan

part Part II|103 pages

Informality, Insurgency and Social Inclusion

chapter 4|15 pages

Tenure Security and Kampung Upgrading in Jakarta

The Role of Community Perception and State Recognition in Jakarta
ByAndri Supriatna, Redento B. Recio

chapter 5|15 pages

Participation within the Insurgent Planning Practices

A Case of Kampung Susun Akuarium, Jakarta
ByAmalia Nur Indah Sari, Andesha Hermintomo, Dian Tri Irawaty, Vidya Tanny

chapter 6|15 pages

Resistance to Formalisation in Informal Settlements

Evidence from Pontianak
ByYustina Octifanny, Dini Aprilia Norvyani, Siti Asri Heriyani Pertiwi

chapter 7|14 pages

Community Action and Legibility of the State

The Case of Malang
ByFauzul Rizal Sutikno

chapter 8|15 pages

Community Organisation and Neighbourhood Improvement Through Collective Action and Bottom-up Gender Planning in Yogyakarta

ByAinun Murwani, Atik Rochayati, Surati, Wulan Utami, Susilah, Eko Nur Cahyanti, Sujiyanti, Jasri Mulia, Sonia Roitman

chapter 9|13 pages

Interpretation of Islamic Values into Urban Planning Discourse and Practices in Banda Aceh

BySylvia Agustina, Elysa Wulandari, Myna Agustina, Fahmi Aulia

chapter 10|14 pages

Contested Memories and the Production of Space in a Post-Conflict City

Ambon between Tolerance and Trauma
ByKadek Wara Urwasi

part Part III|87 pages

Design, Spatial, and Economic Practices

chapter 11|17 pages

Resuscitating Design in Shelter Policy for the Poor

Lessons from Surabaya
ByAshok Das

chapter 12|14 pages

Changing People's Attitude Towards Urban River in Yogyakarta

The Case of the Mundur-Munggah-Madhep Kali Movement
ByWiryono Raharjo, Paulus Bawole

chapter 13|15 pages

The Street Alley (Gang) as Negotiating Space in the Urban Kampung

The Case of Semarang
ByWakhidah Kurniawati, Diah Intan Kusumo Dewi, Nurini

chapter 14|11 pages

Barriers and Opportunities to Cycling in Mataram

BySuryani Eka Wijaya, Muhammad Imran

chapter 15|15 pages

The Light and Shadow of Small City's Flexible Zoning

Learning from Jepara
BySetyo Atdiwaluyo

chapter 16|13 pages

Why Rural Urbanisation and Industrialisation Does Not Always Bring its Promised Welfare Impact

The Case of Salatiga
ByAhmad Gamal

part Part IV|76 pages

Creative and Innovative Practices

chapter 17|13 pages

The Dynamics of Multi-scalar Networks Underlying the Creative City Process

The Case of Bandung
ByGaluh Syahbana Indraprahasta, Fikri Zul Fahmi, Purnama Alamsyah

chapter 18|13 pages

The Creativity of the Kampung

The Case of Solo
ByAhmad Rifai, Nina Asterina, Rizqa Hidayani, Nicholas A. Phelps

chapter 19|15 pages

Exploring City Branding in Wonosobo

How the Tale is Told
ByDhimas Bayu Anindito, Retas Aqabah Amjad

chapter 20|16 pages

Metamorphosing the Bogor Botanical Gardens as the “Crown Jewel” of Bogor City

ByRezky Khrisrachmansyah, David S. Jones, Vera Dian Damayanti

chapter 21|17 pages

The Challenges to Give a New Life to the Dormant Heritage City of Palembang

Where did It Go Wrong?
ByRiela Provi Drianda, Muhammad Avaniddin Ananda, Adiwan Fahlan Aritenang, Laila Zohrah

part Part V|83 pages

Urban Sustainability and Resilience

chapter 22|13 pages

Planning for Resilience in Bandung

Case Studies of Local Disaster Management Strategies
ByAnthony Kent, Saut Sagala, Danang Azhari, Jeeten Kumar, Amesta Ramadhani

chapter 23|14 pages

Planning for Sustainability and Resilience in Ternate

A Situated Knowledge
ByAchmad Firas Khudi, Harya S. Dillon

chapter 24|14 pages

Towards a Sustainable Life of Local Communities in Coastal Cities

A Longitudinal Study of New Town Development in Makassar
ByRahmat Aris Pratomo, D. Ary A. Samsura, Erwin van der Krabben

chapter 25|15 pages

Path Leading to Urban Sustainability

Reflections from Solid Waste Management in Surabaya
ByFitria Aurora Feliciani

chapter 26|13 pages

Equal Access to Water in Cirebon Regency Urban Area

The Role of Spatial Plan
BySri Maryati, Tommy Firman

chapter 27|12 pages


Seeing from Urban Indonesia
ByDeden Rukmana, Sonia Roitman