MICROPLANNING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD UPGRADING PROGRAM as a Creative Connectivity of Community And Their Poor Rural Settlement for Planning Sustainability


Winny ASTUTI, Ph.D

Center for Information and Regional Development LPPM University of Sebelas Maret

Study Program of Urban and Regional Planning University of Sebelas Maret

Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Email : winnyast@yahoo.com


Microplanning is a process which seek to build linkage between local and central need (or between local program and National Policy) and so to reach consencus among participants on priorities. This method are usually used in a small -scale community- based upgrading programmes.   Microplanning has been a tool for including and participating the poor people in the settlements development, where enables programmes for neighborhood upgrading to be prepared locally and collaboratively, since the planning process. Therefore this will be a tool for sustainable rural settlements development, which generates transformation of attitute, encourages self community management and enterpreunership. The research aims to identify the stages of community in conducting microplanning method in PLPBK-Povery Alleviation Program and to analyse the spatial patterns of relation between community and space. This research used the method of Participatory Action research (PAR) where the researcher involved in the process as a Planning Assistant Expert. The Results of  PLPBK-ND document have shown that there are a strong connectivity between community organization involved in the Program as well as connectivity between space and social life and activity of community

Key words : neighborhood upgrading; microplanning; settlements; connectivity; Poverty Alleviation

[1] Paper presented in The International Conference Arte Polis 4, IT , 6-8 Juli 2012