Housing development in Jemursari Surabaya, Java

Sarah Cahyadini*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The purpose of this study is to highlight to the significance of housing development generated by urban infrastructure. This manuscript contains discussion about how urban infrastructure could make a huge difference in housing, related to its change of function. Jemursari was set to be a residential area by the city council of Surabaya. By providing the area with comprehensive infrastructure, the function of the area is now changed to a business and commerce district. First the paper will briefly introduce some of the key conceptual issues about housing and infrastructure. Second, the paper elaborates Jemursari as a case study and draws attention to the basic features of the early housing provision. Third, the paper discusses the opportunity and constraints for the development of housing environment relating to urban infrastructure. Finally, how the people and the community overcome and accommodate the change of function in their housing environment, will be the main focus of the discussion. The result of the study shows that in order to create a viable housing environment, a certain degree of infrastructure available must be considered to maintain its function as a residential areal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-133
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Change of function
  • Housing environment
  • Urban infrastructure


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